Francis J. Burke, 84, of Drexel Hill, who worked as a reporter for the Bulletin, International News Service and Yank magazine during World War II, died of kidney failure May 16 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Burke spent 46 years as a journalist, and friends were not surprised by his choice of careers. His father, Stephen, had been the city editor of the Philadelphia Record.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1936 from St. Joseph's College, Mr. Burke joined the Philadelphia office of INS, the news service started by publisher William Randolph Hearst to compete with the Associated Press. He remained with the company until he entered the Army in 1942.