North Hornell-Steven M. Burdett, 77, of Gifford Street, passed away Wednesday (September 16, 2015) at his home.
Born in Hornell, August 24, 1938, the son of Shirley R. and Cora Stevens Burdett, he had resided in Hornell all his life. Steve was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1956 and attended evening classes at the State University of New York at Alfred. He was employed for 20 years in the circulation department at the Hornell Evening Tribune and later at the Olean Times Herald. Steve finished his work career at Fiamingo Moving & Storage in Hornell. He was a member of the New York Army Guard for 12 years attaining the rank of Captain. Steve attended the First Baptist Church of Hornell, was a member of the Stephens Mills Grange, the NRA, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and was an avid bowler, reader of history and politics and enjoyed country music.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Karl Meeks and Morris Meeks.
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Meeks Burdett, one son, Matthew (Laurel) Burdett of Scottsdale AZ, one daughter, Kathleen (Timothy) Keohane of Brewerton, five grandchildren, Eva Grace, Joel T. and Cora Hope Keohane, Broderick M. and Collin J. Burdett. Sister-In-Law and Brother-In-Law, William & Susan Salvatore of California, Sister-In-Law, Lillian Meeks of Canisteo, Nephews Gregory Meeks of Greenwood and Eric (Kimberly) Meeks of Florida, Nieces, Theresa Maresh of California and Tammy ( Garrett) Milks of Williamsville.
To send a remembrance to the family please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.
The family will be present to receive friends at the Bender – Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell on Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2015) from 11 AM until 1 PM followed by Funeral services at 1 PM with Rev. Cedric Cooper officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Howard Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial contributions to Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870, or to the Hornell First Baptist Church, 28 Church St. Hornell, NY 14843.