William (Bill) Bourke of Homestead Village, Lancaster, PA passed away on August 19, 2017 at the age of 79.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the younger of two sons of the late Michael and Mary Christine (Tobin) Bourke. He was the beloved husband of Donna M. (McCampbell) Bourke for over 43 years. Bill is survived by a daughter Colleen (Bourke) Morea and her husband Joseph and two sons William and Kevin Bourke. He was the grandfather of Brian and Christopher Morea. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Bourke, husband of Dixie.
He proudly served his country from 1956-1958 as an Airman in the U.S. Navy Reserves stationed in Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL.
Bill started his business career with the NJ Transit Authority, and then moved to various positions with NY Telephone Co. and NJ Bell Telephone Co. Bill became a member of (SIGN) Society of Investigators of Greater Newark, NJ and (ASIS) American Society of Industrial Security before he retired as Director of Security with NJ Bell Telephone Co. in 1991.
After retirement, Bill and Donna moved to Long Pond, PA, in the Poconos. There he became Chairman of the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management, was elected to the position of Supervisor of Tunkhannock Township in 2000-2006 and was also President of Pocono Eco/Industrial Park Inc.
Moving to Homestead Retirement Village in 2006 provided many opportunities for Bill to volunteer his time and talents to help others. Because of Bill’s love of golf, he established the “Homestead Village Golf Group”, and also played golf with the “Parsormore Golf Group” of Lancaster County. Bill was an active contributor to the “Activities Committee”, and also served as Vice President of the Homestead Auxiliary for 2 years, and became President of the Auxiliary from 2011-2012.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bill’s Life which will be held on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at 2 pm at the Bachman Center of Homestead Village, 633 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. A private interment will be held in the Memorial Garden at The First Presbyterian Church downtown Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17606-4125, The Homestead Village Endowment Fund, Homestead Village Inc., 1800 Village Circle, PO Box 3227, Lancaster, PA 17604-3227, or United Disabilities Service Foundation – Service Dogs, 1905 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601, PA 17601-5824.