SMETHPORT - Gordon G. Burdick, 86, of Route 46, passed away Sunday (June 29, 2014) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
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Born June 10, 1928, in Betula, he was a son of Guy E. and Pearl Gallup Burdick. On March 19, 1949, in Emporium, he married Mildred Johnson, who survives.
Gordon was an accountant for several years with Airco Spear Carbon & Graphite Co. of St. Marys, and most recently a field representative for the American Kennel Club before his retirement.
Mr. Burdick was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Smethport High School, Class of 1947, and also a graduate of Bryan & Stratton Business College and St. Bonaventure University, both of Olean, N.Y.
Gordon was a member of the United Methodist Church, Smethport, where he was a former trustee. He was a member of the F&AM McKean Lodge 388, Smethport, where he was past Master and past District Deputy Grand Master, Tuna Valley 76, York Rite College, Potter Council, 63, where he was Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Potter Commandery 69, where he was Past Eminent Commander, both of Coudersport, Arnold Chapter, 254, Port Allegany, where he was past High Priest, Knights of York Cross of Honor, Pittsburgh, Coudersport Consistory, where he was 33 Degree, and past Commander & Chief, Zem Zem Temple Shrine, Erie, McKean County Shrine Club, and Odd Fellows, Lodge 389, Smethport, where he was past Double Grand. He was a member and director of the former McKean County Beagle Club, Lafayette, for many years.
Gordon's life consisted of dedication and commitment to many organizations.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Mildred, are a son, Guy A. (Julie) Burdick of Smethport; a granddaughter, Morgan Burdick; a grandson, Kyle Davis; a great-grandson, Nick Davis; a sister, Ramona King of Lansing, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Harold Burdick and baby boy Burdick.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the United Methodist Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Crosby.
A Masonic service be held at 7:30 p.m. and an Odd Fellows service will follow at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
The Smethport Honor Guard will conduct a military service immediately following the memorial service at the church.
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church or McKean Lodge 388, Memorial Fund.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from June 30 to July 8, 2014