Stephen L. Burkholder

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Stephen L. Burkholder


     Stephen Lamar Burkholder, 34, of Bel Air, MD formerly of Ephrata passed from an accidental drug overdose on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at home.  Born in New Holland, he was the son of Leon Ray and Doris J. Hoover Burkholder of Ephrata.  He was the husband of Diane F. Miller Burkholder of Leola.  They were married on Dec. 15, 2013. 

     A landscaper for Foxborough Nursery, Bel Air, he worked as an excavator in construction prior to that.  He was a member of the Ephrata Community Church. 

     In addition to his parents and wife, he will be lovingly missed by two children, Jaxon (2 1/2 years) and Emma (16 months), at home; siblings, Grace married to Michael Martin, Ephrata, Daniel married to Amy Fox Burkholder, Robesonia; seven nephews; five nieces; paternal grandparents, Leon and Vera Burkholder, New Holland; maternal grandparents, Ammon and Ella Hoover, Ephrata.  A sister, Christine Renee Burkholder preceded him in death. Steve was loved by his friends, family and his children, and he will be missed dearly. 

    Funeral Services: Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. from the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Hwy (Rt. 322) Ephrata. Viewings: Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and 9-10 a.m. Saturday all at Hinkletown Mennonite Church.  Interment: S. Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

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