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Obituary of Rev. M. Duane BURDICK
Rev. M. Duane BURDICK, 71, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
Born January 19, 1947, in Potter Brook, he was the son of Merrill H. and Louise E. Knight Burdick.
On September 13, 1969, in Potter Brook, he married the former Fern Houghtaling, who survives.
A 1964 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and a 1968 graduate of Houghton College, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served as pastor of Potter Brook People’s Church, Valley Mission Church, and Mountain View Pentecostal Church.
He served as a social worker and assistant superintendent of the Northern Tier Children’s Home for many years and as human resources director for Adelphi Village at Northern Tier, retiring in 2009. Duane was a member of Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport and a life member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company and active in several other local fire service organizations.
Surviving besides wife, Fern, are: a son, Mark (Kristin) Burdick of Westfield; two grandchildren, Connor Burdick and Markenna Burdick; a sister, Dorothy (Russell) Outman of Westfield; three brothers, Kelly (Mitzi) Burdick of Sabinsville, Kent (Tammy) Burdick of Knoxville, and Kevin (Gina) Burdick of Westfield; an aunt, Phyllis Hancock of Coudersport; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Friends may call Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday in the Gospel Tabernacle, Coudersport, PA. The Rev. John Minor will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook.
Memorials may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Rte. 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co., 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA, or the Northern Tier Children’s Home, 4309 SR 49, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.