Burdette Gage Dewell III, 82 of Ashland, NY passed away peacefully on July 13, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Burdette was born on January 24, 1931 in Albany, NY to Burdette Gage Dewell II and Mildred Hazel Dewell. Burdette is survived by his life partner Marion Quick, Brothers Dr. Jay Dewell, Dr. Robert Dewell, Sister Elizabeth Dewell, daughters Nancy Partridge, Cindy Foda, Bonnie Garden, son Wayne Dewell, 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Burdette Gage Dewell IV. He was married three times. His first wife was the late Kathryn Alice Jones, his second wife was Alice Lorraine Sherwood and his third wife was Doina Luca-Prizant. Burdette enjoyed many careers including Dairy Farming, Politics, Electrician, School Bus Driver and School Custodian and was an avid Beekeeper since the age of 13. Burdette was known for his love of hunting, sense of humor, love of good natured flirting with the girls and he always had a great joke to tell.
Visiting hours will be held at Decker Funeral Home, Main Street Windham NY on July 17th from 2:00pm-4:00pm, and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. A service will take place at Decker Funeral Home on July 18, 2013 at 12:30 PM