Gunners Mate Chief, Surface Warfare, Eugene Joseph (Joe) Burdick, 61 born March 3, 1957 in Troy, NY., is survived by his wife Jayne Burdick; his children, Kristina Walsh, Brandi and Nicholas Burdick; two daughters-in-law’s and one son-in-law; five granddaughters, five grandsons and one great-grandson; and by his siblings Jimmy, Harold, Johnny Burdick, and their wives and children, and Helen Blanchard and her husband and child.
His unexpected passing on July 25, 2018 at his home in Chula Vista after his short fight with Stage 4 cancer has rocked the foundation of his loved ones. The impact of his kindness, love and compassion for his wife, family and friends will be remembered and revered for all eternity.
Joe proudly served in the United States Navy, 30 Jun 1975 – 30 Jun 1999. Although he retired after twenty-four years of service, it never deterred him from continuing his work on Navy ships with BAE Systems as Leadman, just short of ten years. Joe continued his education at Southwestern College and received two Associates Degrees. In his free time Joe enjoyed throwing back a cold one after a hard day’s work, gardening, handywork, playing darts, throwing barbeques and spending time with his family and friends.
Eugene Joseph Burdick’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 11th at 2:00 p.m., at Community Mortuary, 855 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911, where Military Honors will be performed.