HORNELL- Shirley J. Burdett, of 1190 County Route 66, Hornell, died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA on Monday (July 6, 2015).
She was born February 3, 1926 in the town of Burns and was the daughter of the late Roy and Wanda (Howe) Glover and was a lifelong resident of the Arkport/Hornell area. She attended Arkport schools.
Shirley was married on April 27, 1945 to Dorr R. Burdett in the Arkport Methodist Church. Dorr predeceased her on October 3, 1998. She was employed for two years at Barrett and Stuart Photography Studio in Hornell and then was a partner in the same business for seven years. She was a manager for 11 years at Meadowbrook Color Lab in Hornell and retired, September 30, 1990 from Fleet Bank (formerly Security Trust Company), the Hornell branch, as an officer after 18 years of service.
Shirley was a past secretary and treasurer of the Chemung Valley Antique Car Club for 11 years, past treasurer for the Arkport Exchange Club for 12 years and is a current member of the Canisteo Valley Historical Society, Inc.
She is survived by her beloved children, Michael (Linda) Burdett of Concord, NC and Michelle Burdett Saxton of Hornell; her grandchildren, Jason (Rachael) Burdett and Jamie (Silas) Burdett Stamey, both of Concord, NC; her step-grandchildren Megan (Cameron Duke) Saxton of Alfred, Jacob (Evelyn) Saxton of Goldsboro, NC and Jarrod (Heather Remchuk) Saxton of Buffalo. The joys of her life were her great-grandchilden, Ethan and Emmerson Burdett and Emmalynn Stamey; as well as her special “grand dog”, Macy.
Shirley is also survived by her cherished siblings, Ellen (Frank) Cappadonia of Fremont, MI, Lance (Cheryl) Glover of Alexander, N.Y. and Sharon Schultz of Sodus Point, N.Y.; her sister-in-law, Nancy Glover of Arkport; her brothers-in-law, David Bartlett of Hornell and John Giglio of West Seneca, N.Y. plus many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Larry Glover; her sisters, Vivian Gallese, Marjorie Christie and Sandra Bartlett; along with brothers-in-law, Frank Gallese, Edward Christie, Alan Shultz and Milo Boag; her sisters-in-law, Gladys Boag, Lois Giglio, Joyce Scholla and her niece, Sherry Shultz and nephew, David Boag.
To honor Shirley’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Her wish was to be remembered without ceremony by those who knew and cared about her in whatever way they may find comfort.
Those who may wish to honor Shirley’s memory, donations may be made to Life Line Services, in care of St. James Mercy Hospital, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843 or to Meals on Wheels, in care of Pro Action, 117 E. Steuben St., Bath, N.Y. 14810.
Funeral services are in the care of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main Street, Hornell.
Online condolences or remembrances of Shirley are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.