Frederick E. "Fritz" Burkhart, Jr, 73, of Canton, passed away Tuesday, July 30th, at Mercy Medical Center. Born in Stafford, OH on January 14, 1946, a son of the late Frederick E. Sr and Viola M. (Biedenbach) Burkhart, also preceded in death by brother James Burkhart as well as infant brother Kenneth. Employed for many years with the Canton City School District as a custodian/fireman. Served in the US Navy and then the Army National Guard, with active duty served during the Gulf War before retiring June 1, 1993. He was a member of the VFW Post 3747, American Legion Post 44, and the DAV. Besides his wife Nancy (Schwartz) Burkhart, he is survived by 2 daughters Wava (Paul) Bretz, of Massillon, Stella Tonsky, of Plain Township; son Fritz (Janie) Burkhart III, of Newport News, VA; 3 sisters Darlene (Jim) Cantley, of East Canton, Janet (Dale) Scott, of Plain Township, Donna (Dave) Doughtery, of Canton; 5 brothers Larry (Theresa) Burkhart, of Canton, Ronald Burkhart, of Louisiana, John (Teresa) Burkhart, of Canton, Lenny (Diane) Burkhart, of Louisville, Carl Burkhart, of Canton; 6 grandchildren; and many other nieces; nephews; family; and friends. A Christian Funeral Service will be held 5PM on Saturday, August 3rd in the Waltner-SIMCHAK Funeral Home with his nephew Jon Tisevich officiating. Friends may call from 3PM until time of service. The family requests memorial tributes be made in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. You may add your condolences on our website: www.waltner-simchak.com.
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