Bob was raised in Alfred and was a 1953 graduate of Alfred-Almond Central School. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps, and served from 1954 to 1956. He lived in many towns until settling on the Vandermark Road in Scio in the summer 1975; he remained on the Vandermark until October of 1997 when he moved to West Virginia. He married Phyllis Beatty in September of 1998, she predeceased him on March 5, 2018, he then moved back to Allegany County and settled in Belmont.
He was a jack of all trades. In his fifty-seven years of working he was employed as a factory worker, a farmer, truck driver, Highway Superintendent for the Town of Ward, Security Guard for Burns Security at Dresser Rand in Wellsville, and finally an employee at Walmart until his retirement. Bob loved working on crafts during his retirement, especially latch hook projects. He attended the Alfred-Almond Bible Church; and he loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by: three sons, Raymond D. (Mary Ellen) Burdick of Belmont, Robert N. (Donna) Burdick Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, and Bryan H. (Joanne) Burdick of Belmont; two daughters, Rhonda E. (Roy) Bryan of Richlands, NC and Marcy J. (Doug) Crawford of Belmont; five step-children, Bonnie, Brenda, Kenneth, Douglas & Jeffery; twelve grandchildren, Nicole (Scott) Leo, Corina Greer, Shannon Burdick, Amanda (David) Marshburn, Hannah Burdick, Veronica Davis, Sarah Burdick, Jessica (Bruce) Kear, William (Laura) Hancock, Aaron (Shirlena) Burdick, Bryan Burdick Jr., and Elijah Burdick; fifteen great-grandchildren, Reagan & Riley Greer, Addison & Kennedy Marshburn, Kylee Ann , Bryan, & Jacob Kear, Salia & Adam Burdick, Bryce, Zachary & Damon Davis, Ryan Leo, and Toby & Alex Hancock; a brothers-in-law, Bill Retorick; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and wives, he was predeceased by: a daughter, Robyn C. Burdick; a daughter-in-law, Diane K. Burdick; two grandsons, Dustin J. Burdick & Wayne R. Hancock; two brothers, Frank & Raymond Burdick; a sister, Jeanette Retorick; four brothers-in-law, Carl Peterson, Herbert Harrington, James Bassinger; and Donald Peterson; and five sisters-in law, June Harrington, Sally Bassinger, Marilyn Peterson, Joanne Burdick, and Janice Burdick.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Belmont (17 Schuyler St.). The funeral will follow at 6:30 pm with Pastor Ken Shutt presiding. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Allegany County Cancer Services, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alfred-Almond Bible Church, or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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