Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1949.
Chairman Burke Rental Service, Sterling Heights, Michigan, since 1949, Cyril J. Burke, Inc., Sterling Heights, since 1949. Served to lieutenant United States Air Force, Korea.
Trustee Villanova University, since 1980. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (life), Detroit Builders Exchange (vice president 1976-1978, director 1975-1978), Associated Equipment Distributors 1955-1958, 1975-1978, Associated Underground Contractors 1965-1968, Michigan Ready Mix Concrete Association 1960-1965, Detroit Engineering Society, Villanova University Alumni Association (national vice president 1978-1979, national president 1980), Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Otsego Ski Club, Ocean Reef Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Huron Shores Golf Club, Villanova University of Detroit Club (president 1955-1965).
Married Elaine Kiefer, November 10, 1951. Children: Judy Lee Burke Brooks, Kathleen Marie Harness, Maureen Elaine Beck, Thomas P. Chairman.