ALLEGANY - Joanne T. Burdick, of 4619 S. Nine Mile Road, passed away Thursday (April 24, 2014) at home following an apparent heart attack.
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Joanne was born May 31, 1948, in Hornell, and was a daughter of James and Dorothy Galutia Tinklepaugh.
Joanne was a resident of Alfred, Wellsville and Allegany for most of her life. She was a speech therapist and worked for most of her career with special-education children. Joanne loved her job and especially her "little peanut" prekindergarten kids. She retired from BOCES in 2013 after almost 25 years of teaching.
Joanne was a very active member of the Allegany First Presbyterian Church, where she served in many positions throughout the years. At the time of her passing, she was an attendee of the Olean First Presbyterian Church. Throughout the years of raising her children, Joanne was very active in Girl Scouts of America, starting out as a troop leader, a cookie chair and finally a service coordinator.
She loved her children and was very supportive of them. She attended all the band performances and concerts and swim meets that she could.
Surviving Joanne are her mother, Dorothy Tinklepaugh of Alfred; a sister, Lois (Larry) Cornell of Greenwood; three children, Amanda Burdick of Shinglehouse, Pa., Timothy (Brandi) Burdick of Webster and Robin (Daniel) Parsons of Dryden; four grandsons, Conner Burdick, Evan Burdick, Dawson Parsons and Devin Parsons; a nephew, Zachary Cornell of Denver; and a niece, Chelsea (Ryan) Turner of Blossburg, Pa.
Joanne was predeceased by her father.
Friends will be received Friday (May 2, 2014) in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 2 to 4 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Evans will officiate. Burial will be in the Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 29, 2014