Lloyd M. Burkhouse Sr., 83, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, of 28 Corwin Lane, Bradford, passed away Tuesday (July 29, 2014).
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Born Jan. 23, 1931, in Reynoldsville, he was a son of the late J. Clair and Elizabeth "Bebe" Schuckers Burkhouse. On Aug. 28, 1952, at the Sawyer Evangelical United Brethren Church, he married Patricia Baldwin Burkhouse, who survives.
While in high school, Mr. Burkhouse served in the National Guard and was called to active duty on Sept. 5, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 11, 1952. In 2005, he was awarded his honorary high school diploma as a gift from Bradford Area High School, the same year one of his granddaughters graduated from the same school.
During high school, he had worked at JCPenney's and Kreinson's Clothing Store. After he returned home from the service he worked at South Penn Oil Co., Owens-Illinois, Freeman & Cotton, Work & Silvis, Kendall Refining/Witco, and prior to his retirement, owned and operated Lloyd's Keystone Service on South Kendall Avenue.
He was a former member of the Sawyer United Methodist Church, director of the McKean County Fair, 4-H Rough Riders, Barber Shoppers, Rew Volunteer Fire Department and EUB Brotherhood.
Mr. Burkhouse was a Mason for more than 40 years and a current member of Bradford Lodge #749 F&AM and the Coudersport Consistory.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by one daughter, Margaret (Mike) Gerhart of Shinglehouse; four sons, Greg (Betty) Burkhouse of Bradford, Lloyd (Barbara) Burkhouse Jr., of Bradford, Chris (Barbara) Burkhouse of Bradford and Bruce (Lori) Burkhouse of Duke Center; two sisters, Roberta Martin of Edgewater, Fla., and Thelma (Dirk) Lammes of Brockport, N.Y.; one brother, James (Bonna) Burkhouse of Bradford; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Earl Burkhouse and Maynard "Pete" Burkhouse.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert Baldwin, pastor of the Lafayette Evangelical Church, and the Rev. Brad Preston, pastor of the Sawyer Evangelical Church, co-officiating. Committal services and military honors will be accorded in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. Members of Masonic Lodge #749 will conduct a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from July 30 to Aug. 20, 2014