James P. Bourke, age 72, proud 44 year resident of Glen Ellyn. Beloved husband of Jennie for 50 years. Loving father of K. Bridget Bourke and J. Michael Bourke. Devoted son of the late James A. and the late Irene. Fond brother of Thomas, John (Diana), Mary Kathleen, Patricia Bourke (late Todd Freer) and Sheila (Jordi) Reed. Uncle of many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Leonard Memorial Funeral Home (www.leonardmemorialhome.com/630-469-0032), 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Mass will be held the following day, 10 AM at St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee or The James A. Bourke Scholarship at Benedictine University. Ret. Naval Commander James Bourke was notably active on the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee, served as a Village of Glen Ellyn Trustee, and was very active in local political and community organizations.