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Robert L. Burdic Sr.
Mar. 10, 1937 - May 9, 2020

Robert L. Burdic Sr., 83, of the Gowanda Rehab and Nursing Center, and of Derby, formerly of Cherry Creek, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2010 at the home and 10 years to the day (within hours) of losing his beloved wife Clara.

He was born March 10, 1937 in Eldred, Pa. the son of the late Charles and Doris (Smith) Burdic. He attended Schools in Pennsylvania and New York prior to entering the United States Army. Robert was a Veteran of the Korean War Era, serving proudly from November 28, 1955 until being honorably discharged on October 19, 1957.

Prior to retirement, he had worked for Falconer Plate and Glass in Falconer and for many years at Carborundum in Falconer, from where he retired.

He is survived by three daughters; his caregiver and advocate, Bonnie Burdic Fredrickson of Derby, NY, Kathleen Smith and Geraldine Klever, both of Delevan, three sons; Gary Burdic of South Carolina, Robert Burdic Jr. of Phoenix, AZ, and Paul Burdic of Panama. He had many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is additionally survived by four siblings, Donna Greenwood of California, Rita Potts of Texas, David Burdic of Frewsburg and James Burdic of Ashville.

He was preceded by his parents, Charles and Doris, wife Clara L. Knapp Burdic, whom he married November 21, 1952 in Rochester, and who preceded him on May 10, 2010, three sons, Timothy, James and John Burdic and a daughter Gloria Burdic. Additionally preceded in death by his siblings, Charles, Ray, and Robert Burdic, Margaret Greathouse, Esther Miller, Jo Ann Barber, Frances Smith and Beatrice Kranking.

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, Visitation will not be observed. A private graveside service with Military honors will be held in the Steamburg Cemetery. To send a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired, may be left in Robert’s memory to the Gowanda Rehab & SNF, 100 Miller Street, Gowanda, NY 14070.

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