James S. Burkhart, 82, of Liverpool, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn. James was a member of the US Navy Reserves and retired from Greybar Electric in Syracuse. He was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church.
James was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Cora (Crabtree) Burkhart, mother-in-law, Esther Minker, brothers-in-law, Stephen and John Minker and by a sister-in-law, Stephanie DeFelice.
James is survived by his wife of 15 years, Deborah (Minker) Burkhart; two children: Mark (Jennifer) Burkhart of Hastings and Catherine Burkhart of Buffalo and their mother, Joyce Hass; two step-sons, Nicholas and John Morfei, both of Auburn; his two precious granddaughters, Madison and Riley Burkhart; four sisters-in-law: Vivian (Robert) Harris, Karen (Mike) Keesler, Linda (Robert) Hilton and Gail Minker; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Friends may call Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale, with a Funeral Service following at 7:00 pm.