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Carl Burd

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We are sad to announce the passing of a long-time Long Valley resident – Carl Burd. He is the long time companion of Zion member Joyce Shakespeare. His obituary and funeral arrangements may be found at for those who are interested.
Carl H. Burd passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, June 30, 2017. Born in Califon, he graduated from Hackettstown High School in 1955. He attended Rutgers University majoring in Agriculture. Carl settled in Long Valley and followed his passion for farming by starting Burd Farms. He farmed until his retirement in 2011. He also enjoyed spending his Saturday evenings calling Square Dances around the area. He looked forward to and loved spending time with his family especially around the dinner table with everyone. He joined the Fairmount Fire Company in 1953, he was the Fire Chief in 1969 and also 1970. Carl was a life member until his passing. Carl joined the Long Valley Rescue Squad in1957 and was a founding & life member. He was predeceased by his parents Howard & Erma Mary (Smith) Burd , his sister’s Dorothy (Burd) Frank and Evelyn (Burd) Matson, He is survived by his significant other & companion of 30 years Joyce Shakespeare, his loving family Pam Shakespeare-Mackey (Kenneth), Buddy Shakespeare (Sandy), grandchildren Kyle, Ryan & Briana Shakespeare, as well as his loving cats Jeter & Cano. Carl is also survived by his 3 nieces, 4 nephews & 2 sons. Friends and relatives are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Cremation will be private. In Lieu of flowers please make donations in Carl’s name to the Fairmount Fire Company, PO Box 8, Long Valley, NJ 07853 and/or The Long Valley Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 111, Long Valley, NJ 07853

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