Claudia “Klava” Burbelo, 87, of Jackson passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Thursday, May 27, 2021. She was born in Nice, France on October 28, 1933 where her family had emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia. They moved to Paris where she finished the Lycee and in 1952 Claudia, along with her parents and brother, came to America. She attended HunterCollege in NYC and worked at the NY Public Library.
She married her loving husband, Archdeacon Evgeniy, in 1955 and raised their four children in their Freehold, NJ home. Claudia was very dedicated to the Church, singing in the choir, being a member of the Sisterhood and teaching in St. Alexander’s ParochialRussianSchool. In her free time she enjoyed her beautiful flower garden and many summer days at the beach with her family and friends. After raising her children she worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for children with special needs and also as a Russian Translator for the Monmouth County Court System. A woman of deep faith and compassion she dedicated her life to helping others.
Claudia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Archdeacon Evgeniy (2017) and her infant son, Alexander (1959). She is survived by her brother, Br. Seraphim of Canada; her children Marie Dermond and her husband Bill of Ewing, NJ; Nicholas Burbelo and his wife Natasha of Brielle, NJ; Andrew Burbelo and his wife Natalie of Bel Air, MD; and Catherine Jarostchuk and her husband Basil of Red Bank, NJ. She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren Alexandra, Nicole, Christina, Alec, Veronica, Kira, John, Michael and two great grandchildren. Claudia will always be remembered as a kind, strong and loving wife, mother, grandmother friend to all that knew her.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township. Pannyhida will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 7:30 PM at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 200 Alexander Ave.Howell, NJ. The funeral will be held Monday, May 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral followed by the interment at NovoDiveevoRussianOrthodoxCemetery in Spring Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benevolent Fund at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 200 Alexander Ave.Howell, NJ07731. For information or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com