Savannah Devonne Bursese
1994 - 2018
Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home
51 Fremont Street
Gloversville, NY
Savannah Devonne Bursese was a victim in the tragic Schoharie limo accident on October 6th, 2018. Born on February 9th, 1994, to Sam and Kim Marie Bursese, she was 24 years young at the time of her passing. Her life however, was anything but tragic. A passionate and determined young woman, Savannah knew exactly what she wanted out of life. She attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY under a sports scholarship, serving as the Volleyball Captain. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Business Administration, and completed the law school admissions test shortly thereafter. Working a fulltime job throughout school, Savannah was saving up to move to Texas and begin her lifelong pursuit of a law degree. Beautiful inside and out, witty, fitness buff, animal lover, and a detest for her mother's constant questions. We will remember her this way. Savannah is survived by: her parents, Kim and Sam; her second mother, Jeri Lynn; her three sisters, Amina, Tiesha and Amirah; her grandparents Lawrence and Patricia Heffner and Ellin Bursese; her beloved pets Adira, Odin and Preston; along with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she will be reunited with the first love of her life, Gino, the chihuahua. Rather than grieving, go home to your fur baby, and show them some love – it's what Savannah would have wanted. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 7pm Thursday, October 11 at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. A private Celebration of Savannah's Life will take place Friday at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to any organization that assists with the needs of animals. Online condolences may be made at

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Published by The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 10, 2018.
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51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, NY
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Sam. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Tim Fitzgibbons
October 15, 2018
May a warm blanket of human kindness comfort you in this difficult time

Gary Miles
October 11, 2018
stacey s
October 11, 2018
Dear Family,

My heartfelt symphathies go out to all of you regarding the tragic passing of Savannah. May God comfort you and bring you all peace during this difficult time.
Anthony Condello
October 11, 2018
Oh Kim....
The air went completely out of me....
One of your beautiful girls...
Right in the middle of living the largest life possible, just like her mother!
All of the strength in me goes out to you, Sam, Amina, Tiesha, and Amirah.

Missy Mylroie
October 10, 2018
Oh Kim....
The air went completely out of me....
One of your beautiful girls....
In the middle of living a large life...
Just like her mother.
My entire heart and soul goes out to you right now.
One foot step at a time, I know how strong you are, even if you don't feel like it right now. All my strength goes to you, Sam, Amina, Tiesha, and Amirah.

Missy Mylroie
October 10, 2018
Dear Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Savannah. There is so much love pouring out for all of you. May the God of all comfort bring you peace at this time.
Nancy R.
October 10, 2018
My heart goes out to the family
I am so sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in the
words Jesus spoke at John 6:44.
The Hands Family
October 10, 2018
Dear loved ones..what a beautiful story of Miss Savannah ..thank you for helping us understand your beautiful dear loved one with your beautiful angel wings....amen
M Bradt
October 10, 2018
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