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Dr. Palmer D. Burde, Former Belleville Deputy Mayor, Dies at 94

WWII Vet Burde had Belleville dentistry practice for 50 years.

Dr. Palmer D. Burde
Dr. Palmer D. Burde
Memorial courtesy the Burde Family. 

Dr. Palmer D. Burde, 94, of Palm Coast, Florida. (formerly of Belleville, NJ) passed away on January 5, 2014.

He was Graduate of Belleville High School, the University of Alabama, and the College of Dentistry at The University of Pittsburgh. During WW2, he served as a Captain in the US Army, where he was an Administrator of Military Hospitals in Panama and Mississippi. Palmer had a private dental practice in Belleville, NJ for over 50 years, and was also the Dentist for the Township's Health Dept. and is fondly remembered checking every student's teeth in the Township's schools.

He was Deputy Mayor of Belleville and served as V.P. on its Board of Education. Dr. Burde was involved with many Masonic pursuits, a 33rd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite, a member of the F and AM Copestone Masonic Lodge in Kearny, NJ, a Past Potentate and President of the Mid Atlantic Shriners International. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, sat as the National Director of the Royal Order of Jesters and was a member of the American Legion Jos. Carabat Lodge. "Doc" Burde touched many, many lives and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Unrath, his Parents Nicholas and Mary Agnes Burde and his brother, Anthony Burde.

Survivors include his sons, P. Donald Burde and Kenneth Burde and their wives, daughter Barbara Lake and her husband; brother, Nicholas J. Burde, Jr, and sister Josephine; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Donations can be made in his name online to VITAS Hospice Care of Daytona, FL or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/starledger/guestbook.aspx?n=palmer-burde&pid=168986177&eid=sp_gbupdate#sthash.qpL7opDM.wKWfC5JP.dpuf

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