Burke has been a member of Steamfitters Local 420 since 1986 and is a life-long resident of Upper Darby. He has been active in a range of Upper Darby civic organizations over the years and has served on the boards of the Pilgrim Gardens/Aronimink Civic Association and the Saint Dorothy Athletic Association. He currently serves as Vice President of the Aronimink Swim Club Board. Burke has coached youth soccer and basketball and is active in Saint Dorothy’s Parish, including one of his favorite traditions, decorating the altar for Christmas every year. He lives in Upper Darby with his wife and three children.