Terry E. Burkhart, 69, Armstrong retiree, Vietnam vet, in Friendly Circle, Barnstormer fan

By on December 21, 2016

Terry E. Burkhart, 69, of Akron, died at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

Born in Reamstown, he was the son of the late Martin and Louella Leisey Burkhart. Terry was the loving husband of Gloria Goshert Burkhart, and they observed their 42nd wedding anniversary in November.

In 2004, Terry retired from Armstrong World Industries, Landisville facility, where he worked for more than 35 years. After retirement, he was employed by School Specialty Co., Mount Joy. Terry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Oregon Community United Methodist Church. Terry was an active member of The Friendly Circle senior citizen group, Akron. His interests included: Phillies and Lancaster Barnstormers baseball, NASCAR, and being a voracious reader of the Lancaster newspaper and The Ephrata Review. He will be missed by his beloved cats Sammy and Benny.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Gloria, is a brother: Richard Burkhart of Lancaster; three sisters: Gloria Matos and Linda Burkhart, both of Reamstown; and Theresa Burkhart of Denver.

Preceding him in death are three brothers: Donny, Kenneth, and Jeff Burkhart; and two sisters: Sandra Velez and Patricia Dejesus.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Terry’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 216 S. Broad St., Lititz, on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Lititz, assisted Terry’s family with the arrangements.

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