John "JB" Leon Burdanowicz of Gladwin, Michigan, formerly of Saginaw
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at his home on Thursday, March 17, 2022. John was born on July 2, 1951, in Harrisville, Michigan to the late Leon and Anna (Kolodziej) Burdanowicz. He attended Buena Vista High School until he proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on April 28, 1969, serving during the Vietnam War. John married Patricia Maxine Leyrer on October 20, 1998, and together celebrated 24 years of marriage. He was employed as an assembly line worker with General Motors Plant 7 with over 30 years of loyal and dedicated service before his retirement. John was a man that enjoyed keeping busy. He loved the outdoors; motorcycling, camping, boating, woodworking, but most importantly he loved and valued the time he spent with all of his family and friends. John and Patricia were lifetime members of the Bay City Chapter of H.O.G.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Patricia Burdanowicz of Gladwin; nine children: Shawn McFarland of Bay City; Amy (David) Couchman of Apollo Beach, FL; Stacy (Jhonny) Castillo of Riverview, FL; Michael (Sarah) Kirby of Harrison; Stephanie (Mike) Sant of Harrison; Edward (Nichole) Kirby of Bay City; Tom (Brittani) Hall of East Lansing; Jessica (Mark) Melchi of Clare; Jay (Chelsea) Hall of Vermillion, SD; 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Jim) Piotrowski of Tampa, FL. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
A funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Fr. Steve Gavit will officiate. Military Honors and burial will follow under the auspices of the United States Marine Corps and American Legion Post #22 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathies may wish to consider memorials to Rainbow Connection or Southern Care Hospice. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.