Jacob Aaron Berkheimer III
1949 - 2019
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Jacob Aaron Berkheimer III

York - Jacob (Buddy) Aaron Berkheimer III of York, age 69, entered into rest on February 18, 2019. Born October 2, 1949 in York, he was the loving son of the late Jacob A. Berkheimer and Fairy J. (Kann) Stare, and stepfather, Ronald E. Stare, Sr.

Buddy is survived by his stepmother, Lottie M. Berkheimer and was a loving brother to Nancy Platts, Vicki Kehr, Carla Green, Ronald Stare, Sharon Stare, stepsister Joan Goodman and uncle to numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his stepbrothers James C. Stare and Lonnie R. Stare, a nephew, Brandon M. Platts and brother-in-law, Harry R. Goodman.

He will be remembered for his love of cooking as well as perfecting many recipes of his own design. He was also known for his yearly pig roasts for family and friends and was an avid & very serious hunter and fisherman who loved doing both with his family and friends.

Jacob Aaron Berkheimer, III was small in stature but mighty in presence with a huge & warm heart who always made himself available when needed.

To honor his wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements will be made for a memorial celebration at a later date.

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Published in York Daily Record on Mar. 5, 2019.
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February 27, 2021
You’re always in my thoughts, what would Buddy think, what would Buddy say. It was always important to me to hear your words of wisdom. I miss talking to you—I miss you!
Love you, Vicki
February 29, 2020
Its been a year full of days without you, weve missed you in every one of them, Love You
February 28, 2020
Where does time go ? Hope you have places to fish and listen to music. Miss the past.
Barry@Jane Horn's Daughter
March 27, 2019
I remember growing up. All the pig roasts at my parents (Barry and Jane Horn) pool. All the spoon playing and music. I just recently met back up with Jake and he had the biggest surprise for me. MY DADS SPOONS. We sat and talked about the past. Booky and Jake and Barry and Janey. All gone. I hope you all meet up to wherever we go. We even spoke about life and death and where we think we may go. We agreed a place is hard to believe if you can not see it. Oh Jake...I hope you see it.
Jessey Horn
March 11, 2019
We fished for steelhead in the rivers of New York, for bass & trout in the waters of York County. We partied under the stars at your annual pig roasts with plenty of leftover music and laughter. We debated politics and this changing world, those changes not to our liking.
Now you've gone. The discussions have ended, but not the memories.
God rest your soul, Jake.

Brother-in-law, Terry
March 8, 2019
RIP Jake. Remembering the fun times we had way back in the 80's then we want in different directions but I thought about you . heaven got a sweet gentle man . many will miss you but have you in their hearts with fond memories. I know your there doing what you so enjoyed hunting & fishing. Always will have you my heart. Love Lori
Lori Fuller (French)
March 7, 2019
Buddy, you will be missed. Luv Peggy
Peggy Williams
March 5, 2019
Buddy never did anything in a small wayso I'm going to follow his lead and share what I know & loved about him Buddy style.

The memories we created together are endless... Talking and sharing, heart to heart, trying our best to come to terms with past hurts. Together, we worked to heal from it and also did our best to be grateful for the blessings in it all. We cried together and we laughed together. Through that, I learned how much of a sensitive, good, and loving soul you were. You had an amazing heart and a mind for justice. Your penny theory of all things fair and just for all tells a story of your honesty and integrity.

You amazed me with your knowledge of so many things. You were incredibly smart, but I loved your heart the most.

Time spentThe fun we had driving to a political rally, laughing and singing oldies with the kids all the way home. Grieving Dad's death together, comforting each other, and working through it together. I smile as I write how you helped and encouraged me to go hunting using Dad's deer rifle. You took me shooting, taught me how to use it, and then took me hunting for the very first time. The fun shopping together for all the gear I needed to be safe and warmBig Brother, Little Sister. What a teacher! What a gift you had to teach, all you needed was a good student. The excitement when we purchased the condo and the disappointment when it had to be sold. The fun we had making mini apple pies for each of my kids and grandchildren (your nieces & nephews) for Christmas. The sadness we shared and felt when we moved from our farmhouse. The hope we had when Mom passed and the prayer you shared with me about that.

Recently you talked with your nephew about your legacy and not having one to leave. In so many words, you said, What kind of legacy do I have to leave? All I have is this, as you pointed to the things you collected. You said, all this will get sold, so what will be left? Oh Buddy, do hear? Can you see all the wonderful things being said about you, how many people cared about you and how they will miss you? I surely hope so because to me your legacy is who you were to me and my family and so many others. It's about all the love and kindness being shared about you. It's about all those people who love you and what you stood for. Can you understand how that is immeasurable? Can you see...no dollar amount or value in assets can stand up to that my Brother. Not ever!

The memories are endless and precious. I and my family will cherish them, each and every one of them, FOREVER. You, my Big, Bossy Brother and Friend... I love you!

~ Rest in Peace Buddy Berkheimer, Rest in Peace ~
Vicki ~
March 5, 2019
No more wine making and bottling parties. No more working on the boat or the tractor. No more helping with the pig roasts. Thank god we had so many good times while we could.
March 5, 2019
Memories Buddy, lots and lots of memories. These memories of you will live in our hearts and minds for the rest of our days.

Bonnie and Gene
Bonnie Duncan
March 5, 2019
Bud, you will always be with us in our thoughts and memories. Love, Aunt Donna
March 4, 2019
I, along with many friends and family are going to miss you so very much. You meant so much to so many people. I look out my window and realize I'll never see you Durango parked by the Chevy Shop.
I love you and miss you.
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