Susan Salant Burdick
Susan Salant Burdick age 67, died at home November 12, 2011 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was born in Arlington, VA and raised in Rye, NY and Tucson, AZ. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree and Case Western Reserve University with a master's degree in social work. She was predeceased by her father, Richard Salant and her mother, Rosalind Livermore. She is survived by her husband, Michael Burdick; her two children, Dr. Julia Burdick (Nathan Faulkner) and Polly Henry (Phil); her siblings, Linda Breck, Robb Salant (Tanis), Priscilla Salant and Sarah Gleason (Jim) and nine grandchildren. Susan loved travel and the outdoors. She retired with her husband to Tucson because of her love of the desert. In Tucson she devoted herself to many worthy causes: Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, Pima County Foster Care Review board, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson and Pima Council on Aging. An avid hiker and cyclist, she and her husband traveled the US and overseas to enjoy the outdoors. Her favorite pastime was to bicycle with friends and enjoy coffee and conversation afterwards. She will be remembered for her candor, strong opinions, the friendships she cultivated and the wonderful daughters she raised. A celebration of her life will be held at Tanque Verde Ranch at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2011.
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Mike, Beverly & I treasure our times with you and Susie, although they were relatively short in the big scope of things. We lived vicariously through her letters as she described your adventures around the world. I love the picture above...her smile, outdoors, ready to go and do something amazing. Our very best to you and the families, as our thoughts of comfort go out to you. Greg & Beverly Moore
Greg & Beverly Moore
December 6, 2011
Mike and Family
We were so fortunate to be able to meet Susan and know her warm sunshine attitude she always had. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you
Lauri and Scotty Campbell
November 29, 2011
I am so very sorry to hear that Susie is no longer making the world a better place for all of us. I first met Susie in 1958 at Catalina High School. We were pals with a large group of girls and had a blast for 4 years. The last time I was with Susie was in 2005 in the Bay Area with Carolyn and Willow. We shared a wonderful weekend full of memories that I am so thankful for. My sympathy to Mike and her daughters and the entire family. Susie will be missed but never forgotten.
Fondly Susan Anderson Hough
November 22, 2011
Susan Salant Burdick was one of my best friends at Catalina High School. She was such a love, an exceptional spirit. God is lucky to have her.
Larry Johnson
Larry Johnson
November 21, 2011
Having known her daughter Polly and hearing all the wonderful things her grandchildren had to say about Susan...I can only say that she was a beautiful person and has raised a beautiful daughter whom I admire every day!.. Heaven has accepted another angel....Love to all....
The Sliwowski Family,,,Dianne Tom Luke and Mark...
November 20, 2011
We got to know Susan through the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist group. It was always great to see her walking in the canyon with friends. Her smile and positive attitude was inspirational. We'll miss her. Jean & Mark Hengesbaugh
November 20, 2011
Sue has been a role model for all of us to live life to the fullest every day even when challenges are in front of us.
Kathy & Clem Heick
November 20, 2011
Susan, thank you for your friendship, your strength, your courage and for sharing your life with us.
Phil and Jan Bentley
November 20, 2011