Olean – Merritt D. Burdick "Loving Husband, Father, & Son"
Merritt D. Burdick, of 1009 Walnut Street, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 shortly after arrival at the Olean General Hospital, following an illness.
Merritt was born on Sept. 7, 1972 in Wellsville and was a son of David W. and Tina D. Kemp Burdick. On August 8, 2003 in Emporium, PA, he married his loving wife, Kimberly L. Rees, who survives.
Merritt was a 1990 graduate of Cuba High School. He served in the US Army from 1990 to 1991. Merritt worked at the Ponderosa and then worked at Friendly's for the past 20 years until the summer of 2019.
Merritt enjoyed NASCAR racing and was an avid racing fan, dirt track racing, and baseball, especially the Olean Oilers, but above of all his family the was most important to him.
Along with his loving wife, Merritt is survived by; his father and step-mother, David (Candy) Burdick of Wellsville; his mother, Tina D. Right of Friendship; 2 sons, Ethan J. and Austin S. Burdick; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gerald L. (Dorlene M.) Rees of Austin, PA; 5 siblings, JR Kemp of Olean, Christal Skinner of West Clarksville, Bridget Burdick of Cuba, Chad Brownell of Little Genesee, and Sabrina Brownell of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.
Merritt was predeceased by a brother, Shawn Clark in 2004 and a sister, Devon Brownell in 2007.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at which time a Memorial Service will be held. The Rev. Robert Howard will officiate. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Literacy of Love, LLC, 1405 Washington Street, Olean, New York 14760.