Daniel Patrick Burke, 79, of Mahwah, NJ died peacefully at home on December 23, 2020. The son of the late Hazel and Patrick Burke, Daniel grew up in Lodi and lived in Clifton before moving to Mahwah. The loving husband of Carol Burke (Hessian), devoted father of Jennifer Burke of Clifton, and Sean Burke and his wife Claudia of Mahwah. Stepsons Kevin Tjornhom and his girlfriend Elizabeth, Brian Tjornhom and his wife Fern, and stepgrandchildren Jared and Jacob Tjornhom. Dear brothers and long-time friends Anthony Barberia and his wife Maryellen, Dean Riva and his wife Alice, predeceased by Frank Arcaroli, survived by his wife Margaret. Daniel was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Fordham University School of Pharmacy, Bronx, NY. He was a Research Chemist at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley, NJ and Research Scientist at Pfizer, Inc. (formerly Wyeth) in Pearl River, NY before retiring. Daniel was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Mahwah, NJ.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:15 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Mahwah. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daniel may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014.