Burdette Dean E. Burdette, 57, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at St. Ann's Hospital after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. Born March 6, 1955 in Clintonville. A 1973 graduate of Whetstone High School followed by 4 years of service in the US Marine Corp. Dean was a graduate of Franklin University and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and served as a Bexley Police Officer. He was most recently known for his sports memorabilia collection and as the owner and operator of The Frame Shop where he excelled in artistic design and superior craftsmanship. Preceded in death by father Delmar E. Burdette, mother Ruth M. Davis. Survived by sisters, Kathleen M. (Roger) Wayts, Jan B. Jensen; nieces and nephew, Anne Lothes, Teri Heller, Katie Brown, Rick Gehring and their families; many great friends. Friends may call from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 25 at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME NE CHAPEL, 3047 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Following immediate burial in Green Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors. Contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 6150 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43213-9924. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
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Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory
3047 E. Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43231
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 22, 2013