Taylor Richard Burtt

Taylor Richard Burtt

Taylor Richard Burtt

DELANSON — Taylor Richard Burtt, who, his family said, could see the good in everyone, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. He was 23.

“Also known by friends and family as Tay-Tay, Tay, and Dinger, Taylor was born on March 25, 1999 at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna to his proud parents, Tiffany Leigh Russo and Joshua Charles Burtt,” his family wrote in a tribute. “He began life in Duanesburg, and years later, he also grew up in Earlton and Voorheesville.

“Taylor attended Duanesburg Elementary, Coxsackie-Athens, and Greenville Central School District before graduating in 2017 from Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville.

“He worked for Jonathan’s, Smitty’s and Ducommun, and most of Taylor’s employment was with Callanan, where he spent many of his days working alongside his work family. Taylor enjoyed golf; vacationing in OBX; fishing; music; playing guitar; splitting wood; loving his fur baby, Lars; and mostly being there for and helping others.

“Taylor lived his life in life and love, never without a smirk on his face. After one meeting with him, you knew what it meant to be humble. You knew how it felt to be genuine, and you walked away reassured that there are in fact beautiful people in this world.

“Taylor was and always will be loved by so many — friends, family, co-workers, or just someone passing by. He possessed the ability to see the good in everyone. He always took the best part of them and always found a way to instill those qualities in himself.

“Four lucky people now have a piece of Taylor inside of them due to his gift and donation of life. We pray that these people carry on Taylor’s legacy of love.

“To our Taylor Richard Burtt, our son, our grandson, our big brother, our nephew, our cousin, our friend, and our old soul: fly high, spread your wings, and know that this world was blessed to have you in it. We love you forever and for always.”


Taylor Richard Burtt is survived by his mother, Tiffany Russo; his father, Joshua Burtt; his siblings, Katelyn Burtt, Gabriel Pino, Sierra Swartout, and Madison Swartout; his stepmother, Karie Burtt;his step-father, Pete Clear; and his grandparents, Rick and Donna Russo, Jeff and Marcia Proper, and Charles Burtt.

He is also survived by his aunts, Annie Burtt, Becky Schweigard, Tezera Hanselman, Laura Russo, Maribel Peterson, Stefanie Ryan, Kelley Feehan, and Erin Feehan; by his uncles, Justin Peterson, Frank Santo, Edward Schweigard, Guy Hanselman, Kyle Burtt, Kevin Burtt, Phil Ryan, Tim Hoovler, Matthew Hoffmann, and William Hoffmann; and by his cousins, Jacob Schweigard, Greta Schweigard, Lance Hoovler, Joshua Pulice, Morgan Desnoyers, Austin Desnoyers, Amanda Roberts, Christopher Russo, Ashley Wixon, Brianna Peterson, Ariana Peterson, Pip Ryan, Michaela Ryan, Charles Ryan, Morgan Feehan, Kassidy Feehan, Maddie Feehan, Megan Feehan, and Emma Feehan.

Carl O. and Marjorie J. Peterson (Granny and Pa) died before him, as did his Aunt Tina Russo-Desnoyers, Uncle Robbie Desnoyers, and Bev Feehan (Noni).

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home at 4898 State Route 81 in Greenville. On Saturday Nov. 12, mourners will meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. to drive to Grove Cemetery in Delanson for burial. After the burial, a celebration of life will be held at Maple On The Lake in Berne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Taylor Richard Burtt Scholarship Fund, organized by Tezera and Guy Hanselman: Checks are to be made out to Guy Hanselman with the memo “Taylor Richard Burtt Scholarship Fund”; envelopes will be available at the funeral home and a Venmo will also be made available.

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