2011-07-13 / Front Page

MLS Honors Three For Community Service

Class Act Community Service Award winners David and Karen Burke (l.); James O’Kane (far r.) with Martin Luther’s Head of School Randy Gast at the 2011 Cougar Classic Golf Outing.
Class Act Community Service Award winners David and Karen Burke (l.); James O’Kane (far r.) with Martin Luther’s Head of School Randy Gast at the 2011 Cougar Classic Golf Outing. At the 2011 Cougar Golf Classic, Martin Luther School honored James O’Kane and Karen & David Burke with the annual Class Act Community Service Awards, which honors individuals who have excelled in their professional careers while giving back to the community whether it’s Maspeth or the greater community. Karen Burke, who works at Maspeth Federal S&L, attended St. Adalbert’s Elementary School in Elmhurst and spent her high school years at Christ the King Regional H.S. in Middle Village. David Burke went to Most Precious Blood in Astoria and later went to Long Island City H.S. He is currently employed with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. They live in Middle Village with their children who are alumni of Martin Luther H.S. James O’Kane’s career was two-fold. He spent 31 years with the NYC Parks & Recreation Department, and subsequently obtained a brokers license opening O’Kane Maspeth Realty, which is now O’Kane Realty on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. O’Kane has four children and five grandchildren.

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