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Harvey Burdick

Harvey Burdick, 96, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 15 December 2022.

The Memorial Service was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Sunday, 18 December 2022 at 4:30 PM .

Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Harvey Burdick is survived by his loving and beloved wife Jean Goddard. He was the proud father of three sons, John (Judy), Tony (Kate), and Albert (Dianne). He adored his grandchildren Ben (Kara), Molly (Mel), and Nick (Mahlet), and great-grandchildren Elowyn, Juniper and Forest; as well as his stepchildren Joanna (Alex), Lucy, and Nick, and step-grandchildren Toby, Anton, and Cady. He was life-long friends with his brothers, Manny and Sylvan, as well as Dolores, Zeke, Herb, and Bill, with whom he shared many epic memories.

Harvey was a professor of psychology and never stopped questioning the world around him. He detested small talk and once famously kicked off a Thanksgiving meal by asking his professor son, “So, John, what is the current state of knowledge?” He was also an exceptional tennis player, opera enthusiast, avid reader, and home chef; he won family arm wrestling competitions well into his 90s. Harvey will be remembered for his humor, intellect and athleticism. He will be deeply missed.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Harvey Burdick may do so by making a contribution to:

American Civil Liberties Union
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
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