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May 31, 1966 - July 13, 2017
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Robert (Bob) Burkhart, age 51 of Old Forge, died Thursday after an illness while on vacation with his family in Wildwood, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lisa Straub Burkhart. Having wed on September 14, 1991, the couple celebrated 25 years of marriage.
Born in Scranton on May 31, 1966, Bob was the son of Jay Burkhart and wife Marlene of Plains Twp., and the late Joyce Berry Burkhart. A graduate of Riverside High School, Class of 1984, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Marywood University. Prior to becoming ill, he worked as the business manager at Car Temps in Moosic. Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church Parish in Scranton.
An amazing golfer, he would never pass up an opportunity to either play a round or watch the PGA Tour. A sports fanatic, he loved the San Fransisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Phillies, and he followed Old Forge Blue Devil athletics through his children. He had a memorable humor and made every effort to ensure his family’s happiness. A remarkable husband and father, he’ll be forever missed and loved.
He is survived by his three beloved children, Nichole, Cassidy and Jacob Burkhart, all of Old Forge; a brother, Jay Burkhart and wife Emily of Mechanicsburg; a step sister, Jennifer Williams and husband Thomas of Kingston; a mother-in-law, Patricia Straub of Scranton; and nieces and nephews.
Sisters, Sheri Lynn Burkhart and an infant Julianne, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Drs. Mark Lyons and Roger Getts, as well as all of those who cared for Bob throughout his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday at 10:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Avenue, Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 5-7:00PM at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.