Josephine "Jo" Burdoff

Obituary of Josephine "Jo" Burdoff

“She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age. When she speaks her words are wise, and kindness is the rule for everything she says.” Proverbs 31:25-26 Josephine “Jo” Burdoff went on to be with her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday morning, September 27, 2022. She was born on July 26, 1930, in Rachel, the daughter of the late Augustine and Virginia Codebella Maset. She is survived by her children, Monty Burdoff, Janis (Roger) Beckner, Michael Burdoff, and Jeffrey (Rhonda Starn) Burdoff; a brother-in-law, Julian Pitman; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Burdoff; her only grandchild, Dustin Burdoff; a brother, Louis Maset; and four sisters, Angelina Pitman, Helen (Mike) Tonkovich, Louise (David) Minnick, and Patricia Tennant. Jo was also survived by her faithful rescue cats, Dude and Nettie. The family would ask any memorial contributions be made to the Marion County Humane Society, PO Box 905, Fairmont, WV 26555, or any other local rescue groups. The family has entrusted arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. Per Jo’s wishes, there will be no visitation. She will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to the family at