The family of a Westminster jogger who died after being struck by a car Thursday has established a memorial fund in his name to help build a local jogging trail.
Terence "Terry" Burk, 48, was jogging with two friends on Route 97 at Kalten Road when he and fellow jogger David W. Herlocker were struck about 6:45 a.m. Thursday by a car. Police said the 19-year-old man who was driving the car apparently fell asleep while coming home from work.
Mr. Burk died Thursday afternoon at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Mr. Herlocker remained in critical but stable condition yesterday at Shock Trauma.
A memorial service for Mr. Burk is scheduled at 3 p.m. today at the Westminster Church of the Brethren on Bond Street.
Contributions for the jogging trail may be made to the Terence Burk Memorial Fund, in care of Audrey S. Cimino, Community Foundation of Carroll County, 171 Lincoln Ave., Westminster 21157, or by calling 857-7336.
"We wanted the contributions to go to something he would be in favor of," Mr. Burk's son, Robert Burk, said yesterday.
The proposed jogging-walking-biking trail would "provide a safer place to do these things," Robert Burk said.
The trail is to be built by the Westminster City Parks and Recreation Department.
Terrence Burk, owner of the Treat Shop candy store in Cranberry Mall, was an avid jogger who ran seven miles at least three times a week. He was a member of the Westminster Roadrunners and had participated in several marathon races. His most recent race was the 10K Constellation Classic in Baltimore last month.
Mr. Burk was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Westminster High School, where he was on the football and wrestling team. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., where he also played football.
After working briefly with the Census Bureau in Washington, he returned to Westminster to help run the family's candy business.
Robert Burk said his father loved making the store's chocolate, especially the Treat Shop's chocolate Easter Bunnies.
Terrence Burk was a former president of the Westminster Rotary Club and a former member of the Westminster Jaycees, the Carroll County YMCA, Westminster Little League Football and the Westminster Riding Club.
In addition to his son, Mr. Burk is survived by a daughter, Kelly J. Burk, also of Westminster.