In Memoriam: Longtime Little Silver Resident, Former First Aid Squad Captain, Auxiliary President, Sandy Burdge, 87

Longtime Little Silver resident, Sandy Elaine Smith Burdge passed away on Nov. 9. She was 87.

Born in Long Branch, Sandy lived in Little Silver for 77 years. She graduated from Red Bank High School in 1954, married her husband Ed in 1955 and raised their four children in Little Silver.

“Sandy joined the Little Silver First Aid Squad in 1972, part of the first group of women to join. She served as a line officer for many years. Sandy was the captain of the squad in 1978, 1992 and 1993. She was also a member of the Little Silver Ladies Auxiliary, having joined in 1971, president in 1990, 1991, as well as vice president and treasurer. She was an active member of the Tri-Counties Chapters of SPAAMFAA, holding positions of secretary/treasurer. She was a member of the NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial and served on its Board of Directors for many years, spending much of her
free time volunteering for them.” 

Loved ones of Sandy Burdge in her obituary

Sandy was predeceased by: her husband of nearly 68 years, Albert Edwin Burdge Jr.

She is survived by: her sister, Karen A. Lundquist; and children, Bonnie Braun and husband Joseph, Becky DeVore, Albert Burdge III, and Theresa Burdge; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Lauren, Austin, Michael, Frank, Vanessa, Lena, Iliana; and six great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at Thompson Memorial Home, followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery at Embury United Methodist Church, Little Silver.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial, 4 Polhemustown Rd., Allentown, NJ 08501 or to the Little Silver EMS.