Dr. Denise Delores Burke-Lewis, 29, a Washington native who became a physician in Philadelphia, died Oct. 11 at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine of injuries she received earlier in the day in an automobile accident.
A Philadelphia city police spokesman said Dr. Burke-Lewis was a passenger in a car which was making a left turn when it was struck on the right side by an oncoming vehicle. There were no charges in the incident, police said.
Dr. Burke-Lewis, who had lived in Philadelphia since 1976, was born in Washington. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Name in Silver Spring. She earned her bachelor's degree from Rosemont College and received her degree in medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. She was in the first year of her residency at Norristown Hospital in Norristown, Pa.
She was a former member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring.
Survivors include her husband, Christopher, of Philadelphia; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Burke, of Washington; a sister, Linda Joy Burke, of Columbia, Md.; a grandfather, Raymond Wahl, of Philadelphia, and a great-grandmother, Carolyn Brennon, of Washington.