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.