Dan Burke, who bought the Portland Sea Dogs (Class AA; Eastern League) and the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League) after retiring as president and CEO of ABC/Capital Cities, has passed away. He was 82.
The cause of death, which occurred this morning, was complications from diabetes.
Burke bought the franchise in 1992 and installed the franchise at Hadlock Field in 1994. He stepped down as team president earlier this year, turning over the reins to his son, Bill Burke. He was also an owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), with his son, Frank Burke, running that team.
A visitation service will be held at the Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Post Road in Rye, New York on Sunday, October 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will take place at St. Martha Church, 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk, Maine on Tuesday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
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