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Jacob D. Burkhart

May 29, 1937 - November 13, 2021


Home:

Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 13, 2021

Age:

84

Birth Date:

May 29, 1937

Birth Place:

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York

Visitation:

Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York

Interment:



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Biography

Jacob D. Burkhart

Jacob D. Burkhart, 84, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at home.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob S. and Ann Allgood Burkhart; his brother, Ted Davis; his sister, Judy Vitale.

Jacob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Beatrice Burkhart of Waverly; his children, Debbie (Bips) Mattison of Waverly, Jacob S. “JJ” (Suzanne Chandler) Burkhart of Waverly and Shelly (Tim) Klym of Apalachin; grandchildren, Chrissy (Jeff) Bostwick, Lisa (Neal) McEwen, Jacob (Jenn) Burkhart, Jeanneane Cunningham, Danielle Burkhart, Austin Burkhart, Nathan Klym and Andrew Klym; 16 great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jacob was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated the Class of 1955 from West Side High School in Scranton.  He went on to work at Lehigh Railroad from 1959 to 1999 and retired as an Engineer after 44 years.  Jacob was a loving grandpa who loved a good round of golf at Tomasso’s.  He enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes and was a sponsor for softball league.  He was a member of the Moose and the Sons of Italy in Sayre.  Jacob enjoyed a good drink and giving Bea a hard time.  

A time of calling will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Steven Lewis officiating.  For those unable to attend the service, we will Live Stream the service at 12:00 PM at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Jacob’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com

Sympathy Messages

From: Jim Clinton
Message:
Sending this sympathy to the entire Burkhart family as I'll be unable to attend Mr. Burkhart's funeral. Nothing wrong with a good drink, unfortunately some meds don't allow us to raise a glass.

From: Jackie Clinton
Message:
To all of Jay's family and friends - Sorry to hear of Jay's passing.  All will be sad and heavy of heart.  He is ever close to you through the shared moments you each had in his life.  May the celebration of his life give you strength in your sorrow.

From: Carol (Dressler) Edney
Message:
I am sorry to hear about Burkie's passing. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. I am sure him and George are having a good time right about now. Prayers!

From: Barbara Goodman
Message:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this time

From: Mr. & Mrs. Scott Campbell
Message:
Debbie (Bips),
We are sorry to hear of your recent loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences at this difficult time.
Scott & Marry (Kepner) Campbell
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From: Joe Rossi
Message:
I’m sorry for the entire Burkhart family for your loss. I’m always honored to call Jay my second father. He opened his home to me my senior year so that I may stay in Waverly and play football and graduate with my friends. Thank you would never be enough to say to Jay&Bea for their hospitality! One of my favorite memories of Jay is him telling us about hitting a tanker truck on the tracks while operating a train. Luckily he said it was full of milk and we all had a great laugh. Rest In Peace Dad

From: Rob Marquez
Message:
Hey Shelly, Sorry to hear of your loss. Wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family during these times.

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