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Joseph Burkholder

 Joseph “Joe” Burkholder

Age 70, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2020. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 49 years, Jennifer; their children Karen, Andrew, Kimberly (Chuck McMahon), and Kevin (Laura Roller); his sister Ethel Marchese (the late Frank) as well as his many nieces, cousins, and friends. Joe was a caring father as well as an amazing grandfather and great grandfather to Sydney (Leon Fisher), Charlie and Cooper McMahon, Paige Emery (grandchildren), Aaron and Joseph Fisher (great grandchildren). 
Joe served honorably in the United States Army, and it was there that he met the love of his life Jennifer.  A hardworking man devoted to his family. Joe will be always be remembered for his kind and fun-loving nature, his ever-present smile and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.  He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. 
There will be no viewing at this time. A private service will be held following cremation at a later date. Arrangements handled by McDermott Funeral Home: 412-771-4455  www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com 

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Dear Jennifer , I am.so sorry in hearing about Joe's passing. You were such a joyful family and enriched the lives of others. I will always be grateful for all your kindness ...and this lives on. Prayers for you and family. Love pam

Pam Conway Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

My so deepest sympathy to you jennifer and all the children and grandchildren of joe. A deep loss to all BUT many memories with a lot of love.

Cheryl McDermott Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Jenny and family,

My heart aches for you. I've been reminiscing on our yearly trips to Pittsburgh as kids. Cousin Joey made our week there so much fun. I will always cherish his smile, laughter, and most of all his kindness. May the beauty of his life shine always, and may our lives always bring honor to his memory.

Love & sympathy,
Cousin Zora

Zora Singer Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Tim Majcan Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

to Miss Karen, Sydney and the rest of the Burkholder family.

You have Elis and my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Even though I havent known you both for very long, I am a pretty decent judge of character and seeing you both and getting to know you, I can honestly say that this young man rubbed off on you BOTH the RIGHT WAY. may God wrap his arms around you both with love and give you strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. God Bless! - Haywood Vincent III

Haywood Vincent III Dec 13 2020 12:00 AM

Jenny, Karen, Andrew, Sydney, and family.
You have our deepest condolences on the loss of Joe. Hold onto and Share the happy memories and he will always be with you. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
With Love,

Cheryl Sacco Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of this loss. I will always hold dear our time of serving with you as a band parent and officer. It was a true honor, not to mention a lot of fun. I enjoyed the holidays I spent with your family for cookouts. Anytime he passed my house if I was outside, he always took the time to stop and say hello Joe will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. All you can do is take one day at a time. I send prayers for your broken hearts, but realize the hurt never truly goes away, it just gets a little easier to deal with as time passes. Pat Donovan

Pat Donovan Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Jenny and Burkholder Family, Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Joe was the most honest hardworking dedicated Local 29 union brother I have known. He was always available to help if he could, thank you Joseph for your service to the U.S. Army and IBEW Union Brothers. RIP Brother, R A Scariot Cecil, Pa

R A Scariot Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM