Bob was raised in Greenwood and Wellsville and was 1964 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1966. He was employed as a pipe fitter at Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville for 42 years; retiring August 31, 2008. He was a member of the Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, the Morrison-Hayes Post 702 American Legion and the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, woodworking and NASCAR.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Denny (Maureen) Burdick of Rochester, Timothy Burdick of Norfolk, VA, Michelle Burdick of Scio and Robert Burdick Jr. three stepchildren, Sherry (Chris) Schneider and Christine (Phil) Baker both of Scio and Jackie Harder and her fiancé Jeremy Faulkner of Wellsville, seven grandchildren, four brothers, Kenny Burdick, John (Nancy) Burdick, Frank (Nancy) Burdick, Mike (Debbie Ward) Burdick all of Wellsville, two sisters, Lynn Marie Burdick and Marcie (Doug) Spence both of Wellsville as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Friday from 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Helms presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.