Audrey Burkart
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Blackley Funeral Home - Ridgefield
809 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ
Audrey Burkart

Audrey Burkart lived from July 12, 1929 to October 9, 2017 in the same handmade beautiful home in Ridgefield, NJ. She is predeceased by her parents Frank and Anna, and her brother Robert. Audrey is survived by her first cousins, Marilyn Burkart, Joan Burkart Weise and Marion Beisler; other cousins, Martha and Richard Richter III, Richard and Amanda Richter IV, Susan Richter, Debbie Weise Kenyon and her spouse, Michael Kenyon, Maryann Weise Mandy and her spouse, Donald Mandy, Daniel Burkart Jr. and Tracy Ann Burkart, and very dear friends.

Audrey has earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from New York University and a Doctorate from Columbia University in the field of Nutrition and Home Economics. She taught at Ridgefield HS and Rutgers University where she then became the Head of the Nutrition and Home Economics Department.

Audrey loved to cook and would immediately tell you whether a food was good or bad for you. She loved to embroider. She had a huge teddy bear collection. She served as an active member and historian at the Zonta Club of Northern Valley, NJ. She was an active member at the Zion Lutheran Church which her family helped build. She served for many years as the financial officer and council member. She also was head of the Sunday school program for many years. Audrey dearly loved children, the teachers and the Director of the Zion Lutheran Church Little Learners.

Audrey touched the lives of everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Viewing will be held at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Funeral service to be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 941 Slocum Avenue, Ridgefield on Saturday at 10AM. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Zion Lutheran Church of Ridgefield, NJ is welcome.



Published by The Record/Herald News on Oct. 11, 2017.
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Oct
13
Viewing
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Blackley Funeral Home
809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ
Oct
14
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
941 Slocum Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ
Oct
14
Interment
Fairview Cemetery
Fairview, NJ
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I will never forget Dr. Burkhart. She was instrumental in my career choice at Rutgers. I thank God for her guidance, leadership and friendship.
Jacqueline Frederick
November 21, 2017
Ill never forget what a caring and welcoming person Audrey was to me as a New faculty member at Rutgers University.
Don Schaffner
Coworker
October 21, 2017
Audrey was the best! I worked with her on many committees and we served as officers together in the NJ Dietetic Association for many years. As delegates we often roomed together at conventions. You could always count on Audrey to get the job done with grace and cheer. She was the epitome of a food and nutrition professional. She was wonderful with students and clients. She lived a good life and helped many, many people. Dorothy Addario, Watchung, NJ
October 12, 2017
Audrey touched many lives. She was an effective educator and a caring mentor, colleague, and administrator at Rutgers University.
Barbara O'Neill
October 12, 2017
Audrey was a wonderful human being, consummate professional and dear friend. We worked together on numerous projects for NJ Dietetic Association and I also worked with her on a special project at Rutgers. She was a kind, generous, and thoughtful person who always gave 100%. Her friendship was special.
Donna D'Amato
October 12, 2017
To Audrey -- dear colleague, mentor and doctoral committee advisor :
We will miss your wonderful, sweet and caring presence in our lives. You inspired so many FCS professionals at Rutgers, NJ and around the US. to understand the importance of nutrition education and healthy living. Love from all of us in Cooperative Extension for your love of teaching and helping youth & adults lead healthier lives.
Karen Ensle
October 12, 2017
Audrey was a beautiful person who touch all who knew her with a genuine warmth and love from her heart. I feel blessed and thankful to have spent so many days working side by side with her a Little Learners. Audrey will always hold a special place in my heart and put a smile on my face as I remember our times spent together.
Denise Entrup
October 11, 2017
May the God of comfort be with you at this time
Connie
October 11, 2017
Audrey is home with The Lord she loved and served so well. I enjoyed working with her as an Aid Association For Lutherans (AAL), now Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Representative. May her loved ones be comforted with the assurance that she has eternal life through Christ and that they will also.
Dick Engelhardt
October 11, 2017
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