Sea Dogs Founder Dan Burke Passes Away

By Portland Sea Dogs | October 26, 2011 8:00 AM ET

It is with profound sadness that the Sea Dogs announce our founder Daniel Burke passed away Wednesday morning at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Burke is survived by Harriet "Bunny" Burke, his wife of 54 years, four children; Steve Burke of Philadelphia, PA, Frank Burke of Chattanooga, TN, Sally McNamara of Wellesley, MA and Bill Burke of Cape Elizabeth, ME, and fourteen grandchildren.

A visitation service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Post Road in Rye, New York on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The funeral service is open to the public and will take place at St. Martha Church, 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk, Maine on Tuesday, November 1 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to Maine Medical Center, The Partnership for a Drug Free America, and the Naomie Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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