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.