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Joseph L. "Burkey" Burkholder
June 29, 1951 ~ June 18, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Joseph L. "Burkey" Burkholder, 71, of McDonald, Ohio passed away on Sunday June 18, 2023 at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren. Joseph was born June 29, 1951 in Frostburg, Maryland, the son of William and Anna K.(McKenzie) Burkholder. Joe joined the Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked at Schwebel Bakery as a receiver for 46 years retiring in 2014. Burkey enjoyed watching Nascar, golfing, baking pies, especially his apple pies, and having breakfast with his Schwebel buddies. He spent time traveling out west and Texas, and loved his trips to Rehoboth Beach, What he found most joyable was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Joe leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Janice (Paladenic) Burkholder whom he married May 29, 1976; his children, Joseph (Renee) Burkholder of Tallmadge, Ohio, Shawn (Lizeth) of Escondido, California, and Melissa (Jeff) Fleshman of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Dan (Marylou) Burkholder, of Boardman,and Bill (Sally) Burkholder of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Hannah, Emily, JoJo, Shawny, Simone, Everett, Cora and Vienna. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and brother David Burkholder. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023,1:00 PM at Blackstone Funeral Home, where family and friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of service. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Second Harvest Food Bank or Toys for Tots in Joseph's Memory.