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Ruth Margaret (Armstrong) Burkholder

January 27, 1926 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 92)

LOYALSOCK TWP. - Ruth Margaret (Armstrong) Burkholder, 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Rose View Center.

She was married to the late John A. Burkholder, Jr. who had passed away in 2015.

Ruth was born on January 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg and was the daughter of the late Percy and Anna (Gergenske) Armstrong.  She graduated from Williamsport High School and then Dickinson Junior College; now known as Lycoming College.  She was probably best known as a crossing guard for 25 years at the J. George Becht Elementary School.  Ruth was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport where she was in the Senior Choir for many years.  She was also a member of the Loyalsock Twp. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. 

Ruth is survived by two sons; John A. Burkholder, III of Williamsport and James A. Burkholder (Martha) of Bradenton, FL, two daughters; Carol A. LaBorie of Ithaca, NY and Amy E. Burkholder (Marc Williams) of Lopez and three grandchildren; Jaron Williams, Jacob Williams and Vicki Smith.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson; Justin Burkholder.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.


Donations may be made to:

St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Williamsport
142 Market Street, Williamsport PA 17701


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