Joseph D. Burkhart

10 Nov 2020 | 02:49

Joseph D. Burkhart of Ausable Forks, formerly of Monroe and Cornwall, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Albany Medical Center in Albany. He was 54 years old.

The son of Guy and Judith A. DeVoe Burkhart, he was born on Sept. 29, 1966, in Queens.

Joseph was a lifelong area resident. He was a Master Plumber who was self-employed, as well as being an active member of, and working for Union Local #373 in Cornwall.

Joseph loved listening to mucis and enjoyed spending time being active in the great outdoors. He was an avid sports enthusiast.

Joseph is survived by his son Guy Burkhart (Amanda Josef) of Williston Park; his daughter Kara McMorrow-Kwallasser and her husband Sean of Highland Mills; his daughter Alyssa Burkhart (Tim Loughran) of Cornwall and his daughter Jenna Burkhart of Cornwall. Also surviving are his sisters Jaye Burkhart and her husband Chris of Ausable Forks, and Jynel Nagle and her husband Neal of Kings Park; two grandchildren Braelan and Rowan; mother of his children Christine Burkhart; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his sister Jody Vite.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe.

Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185;