Burkhart, David J.

Posted: Thu 2:04 PM, Jan 03, 2013
Funeral Home: McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home
David J. Burkhart, 62, of Marietta died Tuesday, January 1st, at his home in
Devola where he resided with his mother. He was born July 19, 1950 in Marietta
to James J. and Eloise R. Burkhart. He graduated from Marietta High School in
1968 and from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1970, excelling in graphic
arts. He was employed by Westinghouse for 30 years as a graphic artist. In
later years he filled his days creating beautiful water colors at his Crows Nest

He is survived by his mother Eloise, his sons David Case Burkhart, James
Burkhart and his wife Kelly of Hilliard and their children Emily, Cameron and
Christopher and his daughter Amy Griffith and her husband Kevin of Westerville
and their children Taylor and Brody. David is also survived by his sister,
Claudia Martin and her husband Mike of Longwood, FL; his aunts Janice
Kindelberger of Marietta, Ruth Strickler of Winchester, VA and Anne Rexroad of
Columbia, MO and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his dear
friend Mike Rogers and his family.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Jim Burkhart in 2002, his paternal and
maternal grandparents, and several aunts and uncles. Dave was an incredibly
gifted artist whose talents were shared with many and his projects grace their
homes today and forever.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday (Jan. 5) at 2:00pm at
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Reverend Don Archer officiating.
Burial will follow in Putnam Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Friday after 2:00 pm with family present from 4- 8. Messages of sympathy may be
sent at

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane
Society of Washington County or the Devola Volunteer Fire Department.

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