Judy A. Burkholder, active in church, Martin’s worker

By on September 25, 2013

Judy Ann Burkholder, 57, of Denver, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of Jack and Peggy (Clouser) Dewald of Denver, and was the wife of Terry Burkholder, to whom she was married 37 years.

Judy was a member of the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as an assistant secretary, Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, day care worker, and was involved in numerous church committees. Judy was a 1974 graduate of Cocalico High School and worked as a cashier/office worker for Martin’s County Market. She enjoyed going to the beach, camping, scrap booking, kayaking, and spending time with her grandchildren. The things that made her happy also included DQ Blizzards, soft pretzels and Fink’s fries.

In addition to her parents and husband, Judy is survived by a son: Jay Burkholder and girlfriend Rhonda of Denver; a daughter: Jenni, wife of Shane Rodgers of Denver; sisters: Jamie, wife of Bruce Carpenter of Reamstown; Joyce, wife of Stan Care of Shillington and Jill, wife of Scott Alleman of Lititz; seven grandchildren: T.J., Ethan, C.J., Dustin, Krystal, Madison and Jaxson; mother-in-law: Mary Burkholder of Ephrata; sister-in-law: Chris, wife of Michael Allen of Mohnton and brothers-in-law: Michael, husband of Jill Burkholder of Adamstown and Greg Burkholder of Denver.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut St., Denver, followed by a memorial service held at 6 p.m., with Reverend Joe Veres officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to the Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut Street, Denver, PA 17517, in care of the Peter’s Porch which is a community food bank the church runs.

May God keep you in his arms til we meet again, love Terry, Jay and Jenni.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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