Richard J. Burdett, Jr., age 65, of Claymont, DE passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Rich was born in Upland, PA, a son of the late Richard, Sr. and Alice (Dixon) Burdett. He graduated from Claymont High School and the University of Delaware, having wrestled for both schools. Rich owned and operated Tool & Compressor Products, Inc. for 32 years.
He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, and coaching little league. Rich especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Janet O’Brien (Roland). He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathleen (Gold) Burdett; his sons, Brian (Kelly) of Wilmington, Jay of Claymont, Kevin (Erin) of Newark, and Richie (Nicole) of Claymont; his grandchildren, Kevin Jr., John, Luke, Eva, Sam, and Amelia; his twin sister, Jean (Gerry) Shields of Middletown; his sister, Judy McCrodden (Bruce) of Brecksville, OH; and a host of friends and family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.