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Olivia Burdick, Pentagon receptionist


Published: January 11

Olivia Burdick, 93, a Pentagon receptionist during World War II, died of renal
failure Dec. 28 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.

The death was confirmed by her son Gregory Burdick.

Olivia Felicia Scopi was born in Philadelphia and raised in Washington, where
she was a 1937 graduate of the old
Central High School. She attended
Strayer College and George Washington University, then worked for the
federal government until marrying in 1951.

For many years, she had homes in Englewood, Fla., and Ocean City. She was
most recently a Dickerson resident.

Her husband, Ralph S. Burdick Sr., died in 2004. Their daughter Joan
McCabe died in 2006.

Survivors include seven children, Ralph Burdick Jr. of Chiang Mai, Thailand,
Felicia Difato of St. Augustine, Fla., Jean Burdick of Germantown, Bernard
Burdick II of Satellite Beach, Fla., John Burdick of Montgomery Village,
Robert A. Burdick of Ventura, Calif., and Gregory Burdick of Dickerson; a
sister; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


The Washington Post— Adam Bernstein