Alfred “Al” Williams Burdick was born on November 20, 1943, in Madison, Tennessee, and fell asleep on March 18, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to await the second coming of Christ, his lifelong Friend.
His wife, Doris Stickle Burdick, and his two children, Janene and Brent, were at his side to share last words of love. Subsequent to his death, it was determined he had acute leukemia of recent origin.
In retirement, Al remained active as a volunteer at College View Church of Seventh-day Adventists of which he was a member, as a volunteer and board member at Christian Record Services for the Blind, and in the Lincoln East Rotary Club where he worked closely with the Rotary Nutrition Project in Zambia, Africa.
Prior to retirement, he was treasurer of AdventSource on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to moving to Lincoln in 2000, he marketed printing for the College Press on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Before that, he chaired the business department of Korean Union College in Seoul, Korea, for five years, 1978-83. From 1975-78 he managed the finances of Mount Pisgah Academy in Candler, North Carolina. Between his discharge from two years of military service, stationed in Germany, and the move to North Carolina, he was director of the computing center at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, completed his MBA, and worked in the marketing field. He had earned his B.S. degree there in 1966 and was immediately employed by Andrews University.
Each member of his family was dear to his heart. Janene Joy Burdick (married to Jack Burdick) lives in Calimesa, California. In their family are John Alfred, Joy Marie, Joshua Edward, and Jillian Elizabeth. Brent Burnell Burdick (married to Angela Balfour) lives in Laurel, Maryland, with their two daughters, Abigayle Anne and Emily Rose. He will also be missed by hundreds of friends.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the Lincoln East Rotary Foundation Zambia Project or to Christian Record Services for the Blind. The Lincoln East Rotary Foundation Zambia Project: 3500 Faulkner Dr, D210, Lincoln, NE 68516.
The memorial service for Al Burdick will be on Sabbath (Saturday), April 29, 4 p.m., Central Time, in the College View Church of Seventh-day Adventists here in Lincoln, Nebraska.
If you can’t be with us in person, you’re invited to watch online here: www.Facebook.com/collegeviewchurch
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