It is with great sadness we pass on the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of John T. Burke, husband of Shonali Burke, a public relations and social media expert and consultant based in Washington, D.C.  John’s funeral will be Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., at the Good Shepherd Episcopal ChurchBecause they’re concerned about space, anyone who wishes to attend should email Shonali at to let her know you are coming.
For those who knew their story, it was #epic. Shonali shared it in her 2012 TEDx talk; a real-life “You’ve Got Mail” story for communicators that transcended space and time to bring two kindred souls together across time, continents and cultures.
The adventures John and Shonali shared spanned almost two decades, both coasts of the United States, and multiple rescue dogs. To honor John’s memory, Shonali asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society via mchumane.org, noting “In honor of John T. Burke” in the memo area, or by following the link in her Facebook tribute.

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