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Richard C. Burdick
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“My thoughts are with the entire Burdick family. Rick was a very special person, and one of my best friends since I was seven years old. I will miss...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bernie Peters - Troy, NY

“Rick was one of my favorite patients as a Nurse. We all enjoyed his company and will truly miss him. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ashley - Acquaintance

“Susan, Richie, Andrew and Matt. I am sorry sorry about Ricks passing. I hope you can find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of your...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alan Holmes - Clifton Park, NY

“Susan, Margaret and I were saddened to read of Rick's death. I didn't know Rick well but, from meeting him just briefly, it was clear why he...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Hanlon - East Greenbush, NY

“Susan & Family You meet great people very seldom in this life time Rick was one of those rare individuals that come accost your path in the mist of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Pratt - Rensselaer, NY

“I want to pass on my condolences to the Burdick family. Rick was a special person who always had a smile on his face. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Dick Moran - Scotia

“Susan - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of dear Rick. He was such a wonderful, kind man. I hope your happy memories of your life together...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mary L. Bartkowski Bartkowski - NY

“Susan, what a sad day to see Ricks obituary in the paper! I think of you two all the time! My prayers and sympathy are with you during this sad...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jine Gleason - HLfmoon, NY

“Our prayers go out to the family. He will be sadly missed by all. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Charleston Physican Medicine & Rehabilitation Dr. Livesay & Jane - SC

“Susan and family. I will miss my sweet friend. I loved being his nurse and the talks we had. Such a kind man. He loved his family, Susan I amPraying...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lori Langston - Charleston, SC


Richard C. Burdick entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2020 in Charleston, SC. Born January 1, 1953 in Troy, NY, son of Clarence Burdick and Frances Stanton Burdick (both deceased) and brother of Kathy Holmes, Kris Frohnhoefer (Robert), and Robert Burdick (Carol) (both deceased).

Rick, an Army Veteran (Vietnam), graduated from New Paltz College New York with a degree in Political Science. During his senior year, he interned with the New York State Senate and continued his service for thirty plus years, post-graduation, before retiring as the Director of District Operations under the Senate Majority Leader. Rick's passion for politics brought him great happiness in his position where he looked forward to the challenges and rewards each day brought.

Rick married his beloved wife Susan in February 2000. Together they enjoyed life to its fullest; taking advantage of their love of travel and adventure. Soon after retirement, Rick and Susan embarked upon a trip of a lifetime touring countless countries throughout Europe. The memories they created and shared will be with them always.

Prior to retirement, Rick and Susan resided in Clifton Park, NY for 15 years where they were members of the Edison Club, avid golfers and great friends of many members of the club and their community. Rick and Susan both spread their enthusiasm for life among all they encountered.
Rick loved horse racing and rarely missed a season at the famed track in Saratoga, NY. His passion for the races started at a very young age. In his adult years, he became quite the handicapper winning many bets and always taking his friends out afterward to celebrate his spoils. His generosity towards others was immeasurable.

Rick was a happy, loving man. He never complained and kept a passion for life despite his physical hardships in his later years. He cherished his wife and had a special place in his heart for his three amazing granddaughters, Bella and Madison Burdick and Ellie Brooks.
Rick is survived by sons, Richard (Richie), Andrew and Matthew Burdick and by stepsons, Bryan and Jeff Brooks.

A memorial service will be held at the West Ashley Stuhr's Chapel March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the transplant clinics at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or The Medical University of South Carolina.