Robert L. Burdick, 88, of Eaton Township, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born December 18, 1925 in Litchfield. He attended both Belden and Eaton High School, graduating in 1944.
Robert then enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theater in WWII, soon after returning home he married Ruby Cornish in July of 1946. Robert worked for Reiter Dairy as a quality control supervisor, after retirement in 2010 he worked for the Lorain County Veterans Services transporting veterans to their appointments. He was a 32 degree mason for LaGrange Masonic Lodge, life member of VFW Post #1079, where he served as Chaplain and member of Honor Guard, American Legion Post #12 and Amvets post #32. He was an avid golfer, reader and fisherman, he also loved to travel and loved Westerns. Robert was also inducted into the Midview athletic hall of fame.
In his life he served his God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, his family and his Country, we return him to you God for all eternity.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruby (nee Cornish); daughter, Lee Ann Martin of Elyria; sons, Kenneth (Dolly) of LaGrange and Bruce (Donna) of North Ridgeville; sister-in-law, Shirley; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rosella (nee Greenfield); brother, Richard; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11 A.M., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 Royalton Rd., Grafton, where full military honors will be provided by Amvets Post #32. Reverend Charles A. Butcher will officiate. Private burial will be at Ohio National Cemetery (Rittman) at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to North Eaton Christian Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.