John W. Burdick, Jr.
Vietnam Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 10/20/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of John W. "Jack" Burdick, jr. has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. John, a lifelong resident of Town of Brunswick, died suddenly, Monday, August 29, 2022 at his Center Brunswick home following a short illness.
Born in the Troy, Jack was a graduate of Tamarac High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served a total of 3 years and 3 months during the Vietnam War. His service included time aboard the USS Waldron (DD-699), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer. He served as a Boatswains Mate (MOS BM-0100), earned the rank of Seaman (E-3) and was honorably discharged on 6 June 1967. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Commendation for Participation in Gemini 5 Mission, a 1965 crewed spaceflight in NASA's Project Gemini program.
For over 42 years, Jack was employed by the Lydall-Manning Company in Green Island. After starting as a production worker and later as a stock clerk, he worked his way through the ranks and earned the position of Inventory Control Specialist at the time of his retirement in 2013. For several years he was a member of the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Jack's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here.
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
10/20/2022 at 12:15pm
Howard B. Tate Funeral Home
2237 NY Route 7
Troy, NY 12180
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Staging will be at the funeral home with a flag line for the dignified transfer. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow with KSU approximately 12:45 pm. Route will include a stop at Brunswick United Methodist Church to allow family members to join the cortege and a drive past Mr. Burdick's former residence. Services at Saratoga National Cemetery are scheduled for 2:30 pm.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
10/20/2022 at 02:00pm
Second Location - PLEASE NOTE UPDATED STAGING INSTRUCTIONS
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors is scheduled for 2:30 pm.
Note that there is a new staging protocol for Saratoga National Cemetery. PGR members will stage by parking ONLY on the right side of the roadway near Section 21. If that area is full, the overflow parking area will be on the right side of the roadway near Interment Shelter 1. Please park as closely together as possible. As always, you are asked to stage quietly and respectfully. Interment services for this mission will be conducted in Interment Shelter 1. Please click here to view a map of the designated area
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 10/10; MER