Sandra Elaine (Smith) Burdge, 87, left us on Thursday, November 9, 2023. She was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and resided in Little Silver for 77 years. Sandy graduated Red Bank High School in 1954, married her husband, Ed in October, 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 the Board of Directors for many years, spending much of her free time volunteering for them.
Sandy was predeceased by her husband of nearly 68 years, Albert Edwin Burdge, Jr. and is survived by her sister Karen A. Lundquist and children Bonnie Braun and her husband, Joseph Braun, Becky DeVore, Albert Burdge III, and Theresa Burdge. She is also survived by grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tabitha, Lauren, Austin, Michael, Frank, Vanessa, Lena, Iliana and 6 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, NJ. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Thompson Memorial Home, followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery (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.