Thursday, March 17, 2016

Obituary: Carolyn J. Staresina Burdick, 74, Ceres

CERES - Carolyn J. Staresina Burdick, of 9118 Route 417 Ceres, passed away Wednesday (March 16, 2016) at her home after a short illness. Born on Dec. 22, 1941, in Euclid, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Robinson Staresina. On Feb. 5, 1995, in Ceres, she married Donald R. Burdick, who passed away Oct. 26, 2004. A lifetime resident of Ceres, she was a graduate of Bolivar High School. Carolyn worked as a teacher’s aide in the Children’s Learning Center at The Rehabilitation Center in Olean, until her retirement. Her passion was quilting. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Marie Taylor of Olean and Diane (Terry) Bean of Shinglehouse, Pa.; a son, James (Gloria Ish) Taylor of Portage, Pa.; a stepson, Scott (Brenda) Burdick of Warsaw; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, a brother, Stephen Staresina of Rochester, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Stephen Eric Taylor; a stepson, Michael Burdick; and a grandson, Scott Allen Burdick. Family will receive friends Saturday (March 19, 2016) at Guenther Funeral Home Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville, from noon to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held in the funeral home. Pastor Curt McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery, Turtlepoint, Pa. Memorials may be made to Kevin Guest House in Buffalo.