Date of Birth October 31, 1952
Date Deceased December 21, 2023
Hometown Cohocton
Home State N.Y.
Service Date December 28, 2023
Service Time 4 p.m.
Service Location Howard Fire Hall


John C. Burdin, Jr.

COHOCTON – John C. “Jack” Burdin, Jr. of Cohocton, NY passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (Dec 21. 2023).

Jack is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie (Sabins) Burdin; his children, Nichole (David) LaPlaca and Jay (Emily) Burdin; his grandchildren, Daniel and Meredith LaPlaca, Carter, Gavin, and Aubrey Burdin; his siblings, Susan (Nicholas) Pircio, Paula (John Higgins) Burdin, Robert (Brenda) Burdin, David (Melinda) Burdin, and Dale (Marrianne) Burdin; his mother-in-law, Susie (Towner) Sabins; his brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Bonnie) Sabins, Diane (Doug) Austin, Leon (Lillian) Sabins, Brenda Sabins, Richard (Melinda) Sabins; and several beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, John C. and Pauline M. (Beechner) Burdin; his son, John C. Burdin III;  his father-in-law, Jay Sabins; and his brother-in-law Mark Sabins.

Jack was born on October 31, 1952 to John C. and Pauline M. (Beechner) Burdin in Bath, NY. He was a 1970 graduate of Avoca Central School. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1975. He worked at the Polly-O Dairy of Cohocton and Campbell, NY, and retired after 32 years. He was an active member of the Avoca No. 673 Masons Lodge and past Master. Additionally, Jack was an active member of the Cohocton Valley Ambulance Service and also served on the Cohocton Zoning Board of Appeals for many years.

Jack was a devoted husband, father, and dedicated Papa. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a passion for woodworking. He was also a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. (Go Bills!)

Jack’s smile was infectious and he leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive family and friends from 1 to 4 pm on Thursday, (Dec. 28, 2023) at the Howard Fire Hall, with the funeral services to immediately follow at the same location. The burial will be held at the family’s convenience.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jack’s memory to Cohocton Valley Ambulance Services, 12 Wilcox Street, Cohocton, NY 14826.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., AVOCA is honored to assist John’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of John are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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8 Responses

  1. Thank you to his family for sharing such a wonderful man. ❤️ He was always smiling and very light harded. I am so sorry for your loss. I will not say it gets easier, because, we all go through our heartache in different ways. I will keep him and your family in my prayers. Forever remembering his SMILE.

  2. Please accept my condolences to John/ Jack and his family. It’s sad to lose another class of 1970 classmate. I pray his celestial transition was peaceful and joyous. May the Peace of our Lord be with you during this holiday season.

  3. What an honor it was to know you Jack and be your sister-in-law. Your love for us all was so evident. Your smile was like sunshine. Your love for Bonnie, Jay Paul and Nikki and your grandchildren was shown in everything you did everyday. We Love You Jack and you are in our hearts and everytime we are together…you are with us. Till I see you again Jack, Love Melinda

  4. Bonnie, Kathy told me this morning. She was happy she “introduced” you years ago.
    God bless you & your family now & forever.

  5. Though it’s been many years since I saw you Jack, I’ll always remember you and all the good times shared with you, Bonnie and your family. Such a lovely bunch of people. You will be missed.

  6. To the Burdin family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have enjoyed your family since we came to Avoca in 1969. Love to all, Donna Miller

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