George Curtis Burdette, age 62, lifelong resident of Waterford, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at his home after a 3-year illness. Born in Greenbrier, WV on July 9, 1950, he is a son of Sarah Brown Burdette of Tionesta, PA and the late Virgil Burdette.

Burdette, George CurtisGeorge worked at Zurn Industries for over 20 years and he was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a hard worker and an excellent provider for his family whom he loved very much. He will be remembered as a loving husband, a great father, and a wonderful grandfather who was always willing to lend a hand.

His family that survives includes his wife since 1969, Mary Grace Burdette; a son, Shane C. Burdette and his wife Rosky of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Laura A. Welch and her husband Doug of Waterford; six grandchildren– Ezra, Shelby, and Taylor Burdette, and Kayla, Emma, and Megan Goellner; his mother, Sarah Brown Burdette; and six sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be there Thursday at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Chaplain Sonny Concepcion of Great Lakes Hospice. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.