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Lindy Charles Burd
March 18, 1930 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Lindy Charles Burd, age 93, formerly of Lebanon Township, NJ passed away on November 13, 2023 at the Carnegie Post Acute Care Center in Princeton, New Jersey.
Lindy was born on March 18,1930 in Califon, NJ to the late Herbert and Minerva (Hildebrant) Burd. He is predeceased by his wife Laura Helen (Manfra) Burd who passed away in December 2022. He is survived by a daughter Christina Burd of Marianna, FL and his son Steven Burd and daughter-in-law Michele of Hightstown, NJ. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Patrick Burd of Tennessee and both Meghan and Griffin Burd of Hightstown, NJ. He also had four great grandchildren.
Lindy is also predeceased by a daughter Cindy Jacqueline Hoover, son-in-law John Hoover Sr., a grandson John Hoover Jr., and three brothers Vincent Burd, Nelson “Stubby” Burd, and Ernest “Sunshine” Burd.
Lindy and Laura were married for 72 years prior to Laura’s passing in 2022. They lived in Hunterdon County most of their lives which included Califon until 1977. Then they moved to Lebanon Township where they resided until 2021 on their small farm named Pine View Acres. For over 40 years Lindy enjoyed growing all kinds of vegetables in his gardens, raising chickens, and taking care of his property where you would typically find him on one of his tractors. He also liked relaxing on the porch singing along with his Bluegrass and Country music.
Early in his life, Lindy grew up on local farms in Middle Valley and Tewksbury Township eventually working on several dairy farms in the area. After his marriage to Laura, he worked at Taylor-Wharton in High Bridge and then spent 34 years as a mason and welder with Kenvil Newcrete in Kenvil, NJ before retiring in 1992. During that time and up until his death, he had been a proud member of the LIUNA Local 472 Union for over 60 years.
In addition to being an extraordinary gardener and an avid hunter, Lindy began boxing at age 8 where he trained at a local gym in Middle Valley. He eventually became a Golden Gloves boxer winning over 50 fights including a 135 lb. New Jersey championship circa 1950. His favorite boxers were Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, and his all-time favorite Muhammad Ali. You may have also seen him cruising around on his 1953 Harley-Davidson Panhead or fly fishing for hours on the river in Califon and Vernoy.
Finally, he loved his dogs. He always spoke of his first hound dog Beefy, his hunting dogs Slip and Speed, and his German Shepherds Gail and Kelly. It is sometimes difficult to sum up someone’s life, but not in this case. Lindy was quiet, kind, loving, strong, and resilient. He loved and protected his family with passion. He will be missed, and his family was proud and honored to be part of his life.
Calling hours will take place on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 10am – 12pm with Funeral Service at 12pm. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery in Tewksbury Twp., NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association ( https://act.alz.org/) in his honor and memory.