Walter Jay Burdick, Jr. – 73

 MECHANICVILLE -Walter Jay Burdick, Jr. of Eighth Avenue passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Albany Medical Center. He was 73.

Born in Troy on March 9, 1940, son of the late Walter Jay Burdick, Sr. and Agnes (Wilcox) Burdick. He is the husband of Theresa B. (Marche) Burdick, to whom he was married for 54 years.

After retiring from the United States Air Force at the age of 37, Mr. Burdick was a crane operator at the Watervliet Arsenal. He is a past member of the Hillcrest Fire Department and in earlier years he enjoyed bowling and he loved camping and traveling with his family. He was proud to have visited all 50 states.

Survivors in addition to his wife Theresa and mother Agnes include his children, Walter (Bonnie) Burdick III of Utica, Sherry McBride (Maynard Ford) of Melrose and Cathy (Joe) Crispo of Latham, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild, siblings, Dorothy (Ralph)Pence, Carol Miller, Bob (Barbara) Burdick, Frank Burdick, Kim Evans, Cora(Don) Chaput, Rick Burdick, Agnes(Steve) Barmash and Janet (Eric) Bilik, his son in law Don McBride and dear friend John McBride.

Walter is predeceased by his siblings, Bill Burdick, Marie Mitchell and Elmer Burdick.

Relatives and friends may call from 10-11:30am on Friday, September 6 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 319 Park Avenue, Mechanicville. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 12 noon at All Saints on the Hudson South Church, 121 No. Main Street, Mechanicville. Burial will be in the Saratoga National Cemetery with military honors.

Kindly consider memorials to the Veterans Administration Patient Services, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12208 in honor of Walter.