- Hello (again), Dolly!
- ‘Hello, Dolly!’ opens Thursday at EPAC
- ‘Somewhereville Station’ revisits the 50s and 60s
- St. Patty’s musical at Ephrata Main
- Dance, concert will benefit Jamaica missions
- Happy Anniver5ary, St. Boniface!
- Downtown diversity
- Travelogue will explore Colorado River this Saturday
- Cool lineup!
- Everyone wins at the Souper Bowl
Melvin E. Burkhart, Army Corporal; active Shriner
Melvin E. Burkhart, 84, Akron, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Ephrata Manor. Born in Lancaster, a son of the late Jacob and Stella (Coldren) Burkhart, he was the husband of Dottie H. (Snader) Burkhart for 63 years.
Melvin was a member of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, where he served on church council. He was a Korean War Army Corporal and worked for Trojan Yacht and retired in 1994 from Red Rose Interiors. An Ephrata Lodge #665 F&AM member, he was also in Rajah Temple Shrine, Reading; Reading Consistory; Lancaster Lodge of Perfection and volunteered transporting children for treatment at Shriners Hospital. Mel cherished family times, especially supporting sports events and fishing with grandchildren, often in the mountains of Potter and Lycoming counties.
Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter: Linda (Lee) Gerhart, Denver; sons: Kirby (Sheila Stricker) Burkhart, Ephrata; and Scott (Jan Brandt) Burkhart, Denver; grandchildren: Justin, Mandy, Chrystal, Jim, Josh, Melissa, Ashley, Travis, Kirsten, Kortni and Kyle; great-grandchildren: Payton and Jaxon; and a brother: Warren Burkhart, Akron. A sister, Helen, predeceased him.
The viewing was held March 25 at Muddy Creek Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert A. Kramer officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Muddy Creek Cemetery.
Rather than flowers, contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3531 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be serving the Burkhart family.
About Ephrata Review
Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis
Also punch ticket to States for first time In a...
Lefever, Njenga come on strong
Lead EHS contingent of seven to qualify for States Ephrata...
Mounts impress in first round win over LD
Advance to face Muhlenberg in Thursday’s Quarterfinals While Ephrata finds...
Golden moments: Stauffer wins shot and discus; four others claim District medals
Emily Stauffer’s signature event is the shot put. The University...
Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance
Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will...
Ephrata’s 121st graduation will be its first live-streamed
Ceremony set for June 2 at War Memorial The Ephrata...
Ephrata woman celebrates 104th birthday; says ‘live a clean life’
Irma Schlott is quite an amazing lady. She recently celebrated...
My little brother: As told by a grieving big sister
This is a local family’s drug addiction tragedy as...
- March 17, 2016