Vance Eugene Burdick, age 75, of LeBoeuf Township, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at his home on Mystic Road after a long illness. Born in Cambridge Springs on September 10, 1933, he was a son of the late Herbert L. and Dorothy E. Hites Burdick.
Burdick, Vance EugeneA 1951 graduate of Waterford High School, Vance went to work for GTE and then Verizon and retired in 1993 after 40 years of employment. For many years he served as a LeBoeuf Township Supervisor. He and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling in their motorhome, and were members of the Three Rivers Winnies and the Lake Erie Tri-State Club. Vance enjoyed fishing at his pond.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James L. Burdick.
Vance will be sadly missed by his many friends and his family, including his loving and devoted wife, Karen Pal Burdick; two sons, Jerry Burdick and wife Juanita of LeBoeuf Twp., and David Snyder and wife Beryl of Kirtland, OH; seven daughters, Beverly Senyo, and Roberta Bish and husband David, all of Union City, Karen Moody and husband William of Clymer, NY, Kimberly Michael and husband Gregory of Union City, Janet Skelton and husband Emmer of Cambridge Springs, Dixie Schaefer and husband Jack of East Springfield, and Betti Lohse of Millcreek; also, three sisters, Marjorie Jones of Largo, FL, Marlene Weilacher of Corry, and Mary Ehrhart and husband Wallace of Union City, and 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Saturday from 11:00am until the time of the funeral at 1:00pm. Officiating will be Pastor David Bousquet of Cranesville Bible Church. Interment will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Vance’s daughter and caregiver, Betti Lohse for her special loving care.