Kenneth L. Burkhart, 87, of Bridgeport, OH, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Valley Hospice, Liza’s Place, surrounded by family.
He was born September 4, 1929, a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Paulus) Burkhart. Kenneth was a US Marine Veteran and served in the Korean War, and later retired as a yardmaster from B&O Railroad/CSX. He was a member of St. Joseph/St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Carrol Council 504 and the Wellness Center. Kenneth was a hockey referee and loved skiing, golfing, gardening and playing tennis. He especially enjoyed time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph J. Burkhart, and three brothers, Marcel, George and Tom Burkhart.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, of 62 years, Joanne (Hudacek) Burkhart; six children, Katherine (Bob) Brown of Grove City, OH, Philip (Lisa) Burkhart of Tyler, TX, Jane (Ron) Antill of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Helen (Steve) Holtz of Oakland, CA, Becky (Brad) Kusick of Westminster, CO, and David (Laura) Burkhart of Suwanee, GA; 15 grandchildren, Molly and Anne Brown, Creedie, Caleb, Joseph, Grace, Azariah and Hadassah Burkhart, Lance Antill, Jacob and Sarah Holtz, Mitch and Zach Kusick, and Alexander and Andrew Burkhart; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mitzi Wieczorkowski; one sister-in-law, Marie Burkhart and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10 am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 630 Main Street, Bridgeport, OH, with Fr. Mucha officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph/St. Anthony’s Catholic Church by clicking here.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.
to Helen, Katherine, Jane and family, so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be missed, He was a good man. I know he is in heaven.
God bless you and your family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ron and Lee
From the entire Halloy family (all over the country), we send our condolences on the passing of your father. We’ve lost another of the precious few remaining of the Greatest Generation. May God bless his soul. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
From the Halloy family (all over the country), we send our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. We’ve lost another of the precious few remaining from the Greatest Generation. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Helen I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father praying for you and your family.
While Lawrence and I never met Mr. Burkhart, we do know what a wonderful and loving son he had in David. Our love and prayers go out to the entire family. May the pain of the loss you feel be lessen by the knowledge that he is in a better place. With our truest sympathy, Rena and Lawrence Wright
Prayers to the Burkhart family. I never met Mr. Burkhart, but he was one heck of a dad and role model. I know this because I have worked with one of his sons–David–for more than 20 years. David is a loving and faithful dad, husband and friend. A true testament to his upbringing. God bless.
Our heart goes out to you and your family!
Many fond memories of our parents’ friendship through the years & family gatherings during our childhood! My thoughts & prayers are with you