In memory of
William A. Burke
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In memory of
William A. Burke
William A. Burke Mesa - William A. Burke (Bill), born on September 6, 1942 in Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away at age 76 on January 8, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Bill graduated from Bourne High School in 1960. From 1961 to 1965, he served in the United States Air Force. Bill then worked in the insurance industry in Phoenix, Arizona for several years. Through his work in the insurance industry, Bill joined a group of physicians who founded the first Ambulatory Surgical Facility in the United States. He was instrumental in initiating legislation which provided insurance coverage for the newly created surgical facility. Bill then moved to the window film industry where he had an over 40 year career as an entrepreneur and consultant working with the industry's largest manufacturers. Bill is viewed as a pioneer in the window film industry, particularly for his role in developing the everyday use of window film for automobiles. He also founded the International Window Film Association (IWFA) and in 2017 was inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame. Bill's contributions to the window film industry spanned the globe, focused on product development, marketing, and legislation. He was a passionate champion of the industry. Family was important to Bill and he loved to spend time with them. He was a great story teller and loved to share with others, whether it was an audience of one or one hundred. Bill was always interested in others and knew no stranger. He also had a passion for photography and music. William was married to Audrey A. Burke. He is survived by his sons, William H. Burke and Patrick A. Burke; brother, Brian J. Burke (Bear); sister, Patricia A. Burke; grandchildren, Zachary J. Burke (Zack), William J. Burke (Jake), Nicole I. Burke, and Cody A. Burke; and great-grandchild, William A. Burke (Billy). Donations in Bill's name to Wounded Warriors in lieu of flowers are welcome and appreciated. Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service, officiated by Father Peter, on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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In memory of
William A. Burke
William A. Burke Mesa - William A. Burke (Bill), born on September 6, 1942 in Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away at age 76 on January 8, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Bill graduated from Bourne High School in 1960. From 1961 to 1965, he served in the United States Air Force. Bill then worked in the insurance industry in Phoenix, Arizona for several years. Through his work in the insurance industry, Bill joined a group of physicians who founded the first Ambulatory Surgical Facility in the United States. He was instrumental in initiating legislation which provided insurance coverage for the newly created surgical facility. Bill then moved to the window film industry where he had an over 40 year career as an entrepreneur and consultant working with the industry's largest manufacturers. Bill is viewed as a pioneer in the window film industry, particularly for his role in developing the everyday use of window film for automobiles. He also founded the International Window Film Association (IWFA) and in 2017 was inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame. Bill's contributions to the window film industry spanned the globe, focused on product development, marketing, and legislation. He was a passionate champion of the industry. Family was important to Bill and he loved to spend time with them. He was a great story teller and loved to share with others, whether it was an audience of one or one hundred. Bill was always interested in others and knew no stranger. He also had a passion for photography and music. William was married to Audrey A. Burke. He is survived by his sons, William H. Burke and Patrick A. Burke; brother, Brian J. Burke (Bear); sister, Patricia A. Burke; grandchildren, Zachary J. Burke (Zack), William J. Burke (Jake), Nicole I. Burke, and Cody A. Burke; and great-grandchild, William A. Burke (Billy). Donations in Bill's name to Wounded Warriors in lieu of flowers are welcome and appreciated. Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service, officiated by Father Peter, on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona.
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