BLOOMVILLE - Ford A. Burdick, 72, of Bloomville, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, at O'Connor Hospital, Delhi.
Born on Oct. 29, 1944, in Bloomville, he was the son of the late Frank and Gladys (Hitt) Burdick.
Mr. Burdick worked on many local farms as a farmhand and mechanic, retiring from Burns Brothers Farms in Bovina Center.
He married Belle (McGraw) Burdick on Nov. 10, 1971. She passed away in 1998.
Ford enjoyed deer hunting and camping. He loved being with family and friends, either playing cards or enjoying a family barbecue. He will be remembered for his generous nature, offering the shirt off his back to anyone in need.
Besides his wife Belle, Ford was also predeceased by his companion Anne Sullivan; and siblings, Leonard, Elsie, Mildred, Edna and Marion.
Ford is survived by his children, Carol (William Smith) Moxham of Delhi, Cathy (John) Sobers of Oneonta, William (Sarah) McLean of East Meredith and Gail (John) Sola of Ohio; one brother: Alden (Janice) Burdick of Bloomville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Burdick family thanks Mark and Leighann Robinson for the exceptional care given to Ford.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at the First Baptist Church, 21 Second St., Delhi, where friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 1 to 3 p.m. before service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ford may be made to the Bloomville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 756, Bloomville, NY 13739.
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Published on September 7, 2017