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BURKHARDT, John M. "Red"

BURKHARDT - John M. "Red" Of Akron, passed away peacefully, on March 17, 2016. Born July 8, 1943 in Buffalo, to the late Irving, Sr. and Alice (Merrell) Burkhardt. Red is survived by his children, John Burkhardt, Jr. and Tammy (Bill) Chiro; two grandchildren, William and Zachary Chiro; dear brother of Phillip (late Elaine) Burkhardt, Sr., James (Teresa) Burkhardt, Sr., Marguerite (Toots) (Charles) Landow, late Donald (Barbara) Burkhardt, Sr., late Irving Burkhardt, Jr.; his wife, Penny (Hirsch) and two children, Kimberly and Kristine also predecease him. Friends and relatives may call from 2-5 and 7-9 PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at ROSS FUNERAL HOME OF AKRON, LLC, 10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 AM. (Please assemble at church). The family would appreciate donations to the Kristine Burkhardt Nursing Memorial Fund at Genesee Community College Foundation, 1 College Rd., Batavia, NY 14020. There will be a luncheon following the service at the Akron V.F.W. Please visit

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