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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:32 am

Dennis L. Burdick, 74, of Homestead, FL passed away June 08, 2018. He was born in New Kensington, PA on March 7, 1944, to William Leo "Chick" and Melva Nonamaker Burdick. The family moved to Homestead in 1957.

He was a graduate of South Dade Senior High (Class of 1962), and he furthered his education by being certified as a tool and die machinist.

Dennis married Deanna McNabb of Evarts, KY and began raising their three children in Homestead. He worked at Security Plastics and then relocated to Cary, NC in 1982 starting his own engineering firm ECS. He returned to Homestead in 1996 where he worked in the construction field.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing softball, basketball, bowling and coaching all sports. He was the commissioner of the Dick Conley Youth Football League throughout the 1980’s. His favorite pastime was attending Miami Hurricane football games and socializing with friends at Son of a Pizza where he would enjoy watching his favorite Canes, Dolphins and Heat games.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Mike Shalenko, and his brothers, Bill and Calvin Burdick and his favorite dog Charlie.

He is survived by his two sons: Dennis, Jr., Mike, and one daughter, Tamara Foreman, 2 grandsons, Austin and Chance; one granddaughter Brianna.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 23 at 6:00pm at the Moose Lodge 15490 SW 288th ST. Homestead, Florida 33033.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Homes for our Troops, www.hfotusa.org.

Heaven better brace itself because all three Burdick Boys are now present.

We Love you Dad!!!