Hans J. Burgdorf, 77, a longtime Davis resident, passed away on Sunday, April 12 2020. He was born Oct. 20, 1942, to Otto Burgdorf Sr. and Thea Burgdorf and raised in Woodland. He attended Woodland High School and Sacramento City College. His subsequent aircraft and engine mechanic certification led to a professional flight engineer career. He traveled internationally for 10 years, mostly on C-130 cargo aircraft. Between trips, he developed his Davis real estate rental business. His favorite pastime was bridge. He became a constant fixture at the Sacramento Bridge Center. He thoroughly enjoyed political discussions and was never reticent to express his point of view. He enjoyed hosting dinner parties where his dry wit was enjoyed with a variety of friends. He was a voracious reader with a strong interest in politics and history. He is survived by his brother, Otto Burgdorf and sister-in-law Trudie Burgdorf, nieces Carolyn Cook and Tanya Hustad and nephew Brandon Burgdorf.