John R. Burkhart, age 80, of Powell, OH formerly of Apple Valley, passed away February 10, 2017. Born April 13, 1936 in Zanesville, OH and graduated from Bishop Rosecrans High School. Retired from Swank Associated Companies. Survived by his wife, Suzanne Bintz Kraft Burkhart; children, Michael (Lori), Vincent and Stephen (Lisa) Burkhart, Susan O’Neil, Michael (Laura) Kraft and Jeannine Kraft (Tom Chalfant); grandchildren, Kaleb, Jessica, Allison and Stephen Burkhart, Libby, David and Will O’Neil, Katie and Matt Kraft and Liam Kraft Wilson; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by first wife, Mary Nunn Burkhart, parents, Sylvester and Julia Burkhart and brothers Bernard and Thomas. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 925 E. Main Street, Zanesville, OH 43701, Tuesday at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour before Mass. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Prayer service Monday at 8 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Sanctuary Community Action (SCA), P.O. Box 505, Danville, OH 43014 or Columbus Alzheimer Association.
Andrea Wong - Feb 13, 2017
I am SO sorry I cannot be with you neither today nor tomorrow because of my classes.
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
You, John and your family are in our prayers.
Paul and Andrea Wong
Jack Greene - Feb 11, 2017
Sue and family please accept our sincere condolences John was a great man that we enjoyed getting to know through all the Burkhart gatherings and his generously in hosting our Labor Day golf picnics and boat rides at Apple Valley . He was a gentle giant who will always be remembered in our hearts
Mike O'Neil - Feb 11, 2017
Dear Sue, I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was a wonderful person, and one of the kindest, friendliest people I’ve ever had the honor to know. I am unable to attend the services, but am praying for you and the whole family. God bless, Mike O’Neil
Russ Swank - Feb 11, 2017
Mary, the boys and the whole family,
So many of us were lucky to get to know John through work and then become friends on top of that. All of us send our heart felt condolences.
What a wonderful guy John was!!! So much fun, fantastic. Sue, I mean it, stop down to see Ellen and I in Florida. Not only am I saving a big hug, but I also promise to wear scarlet and grey when we go to dinner.
The flags at our company are at half mask, we lost a leader and friend.
Julie (Mulloy) Thirkell - Feb 11, 2017
Dear Sue and all The Burkhart Family,
We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will always be in our hearts, and we will cherish the memories of times spent with him at Hampton Beach. We were blessed to have known John, and will fondly remember his kindness and charisma, as well as that great smile.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Julie, Scott and Family XO