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Burkardt, Francis “Bud” Edward, 93, died May 15, 2020 at LaurelWood Nursing Home. Born September 7, 1926 in Johnstown. Son of Francis and Ann (Denk) Burkardt. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Marian (Vivian); sisters, Anna Marie Schropp, Ruth Riley, Martha Safko, and Thelma Drummond; brother, Thomas; and brothers-in-law, Robert Schropp, Clete Riley, Melvin Drummond, and James Kleinosky. Survived by sisters, Florence Kleinosky, Magdalene married to Henry Bunk, and Delores Burkardt; brother, Joseph Burkardt married to Carol (Wakowski); brother-in-law, Frank Safko; special niece, Betty Jean Wissinger; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was retired from General Telephone Company after 42 years of service. Francis was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a fan of the Pirates and Steelers. He also enjoyed spending time with family and fishing. Special thanks to Grane hospice and Amber Springs. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. A private service will be held, Pastor Randy Eckman officiating. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
Funeral Service for Francis Burkhardt
Time: May 19, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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