Leroy S. Burkhart

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Leroy S. Burkhart


     Leroy S. Burkhart, 81, of Harrisburg, PA and formerly of Robert Rd., Ephrata went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital.  Born in Brecknock Twp., he was the son of the late Amos Jr. and Mary Shirk Burkhart. He was the loving husband of Joyce E. Hess Burkhart.  They observed their 55th anniversary in April. 

     Early on Leroy worked for New Holland Machine and then was a purchasing agent for Thompson Corp., Lancaster.  In retirement, he drove for EARS. Leroy was a life member of Lincoln Fire Co.  A member of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren, he enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing.

     Besides his wife, he will be lovingly missed by:  two children, Pam wife of Randy Oellig, Harrisburg, Daryl husband of Kim Burkhart, Lancaster; three grandchildren, Rachel, Nathan and Tyler; a brother, Carl husband of Ann Burkhart, Lititz; sister-in-law, Gloria Burkhart, New Holland.

     He was preceded in death by:  a son, Michael; brothers, Wayne and Harold; sisters, Pearl Turner, Emma Knight, Edna Shirk, Lena Groff, Marion Martzall and Beatrice Burkhart.

     A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola with interment following in Bareville Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. 

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