Joel H. Burtman

July 30, 1958 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Joel H. Burtman Obituary


Joel H.  Burtman passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife of 38 years, Claudia, and his two daughters. Joel grew up in Scarsdale, NY and raised his family in Voorheesville, NY. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s in Economics and worked for 40 years in construction management and commercial real estate, a career he loved.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, Claudia (Maletta) and his daughters Brianna (John Grossman) and Alexandra (Christopher Diskin) and three grandchildren he adored: Max and Zoey Grossman and Miles Diskin. He was the son of the late Norman and Helen Burtman and is survived by his sisters Andrea (James Selonick) and Ruth Burtman (late Candace VanStryker). From a young age, Joel had a fervent love for the outdoors that he carried throughout his life, from being an Eagle Scout to an expert skier, an avid hiker and enjoyed golf and tennis with his family.  He was a member of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, serving on the board and volunteering many hours for the community. Joel was an eternal optimist with a kind, friendly and sweet demeanor that made a lasting impact on all around him.

Services will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, November 22, 2002, at Congregation Beth Emeth 100 Academy Road in Albany.  Interment will follow services in the Sharon Gardens Cemetery in Vallhalla, NY at 1:30pm on Tuesday

Those wishing to remember Joel in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Movement Disorders Center at the Albany Medical Center c/o Dr. Eric  Molho 47 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 or Community  Hospice 445 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205

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Funeral Service
November 22, 2022

9:30 AM
Congregation Beth Emeth
100 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208


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