John R. Burdew, 74, of Elgin, passed away December 12, 2018 in Elgin.  He was born October 4, 1944 in Chicago to his loving parents, Warren and Hannah Burdew (nee Bressler).

John worked as a millwright with Local 1693 for fifty years.  In his free time, he enjoyed participating in the Corvette Club, playing golf, bowling, and photography.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Hannah; uncle Ralph Bressler, aunt and uncle Lucille and Kenneth Romberg; and brother-in-law Ted Moore.
John is survived by his sisters Barbara Moore and Jean (Lenny) Kula; aunt Rosie Bressler; and nieces and nephews Ted Moore, Kimberly (Steven) Filip, and Kristin (Jereme) Carlson.
Memorial Visitation will be 2:00p.m. Saturday December 22, 2018 until time of service at 4:00p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Pastor Steven Cornwell officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
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