Joseph Nathan Burghardt, 58 of Monaca passed away Sunday morning, February 14, 2021 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital where he was admitted on February 9th after suffering a stroke.
Born at St Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Joe was a son of Constance E (Albert) Burghardt of Bethlehem and the late Joseph Frank Burghardt.
Joe was a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. He enlisted in the U S Air Force and honorably served from 1987 until 1991 as a MSG. He then entered the U S Air Forces Reserves and served from 1991 until 2017. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, New Brighton and was an outdoorsman. He particularly enjoyed deer hunting in Polk, Pennsylvania and was a coach for Central Valley Archery. Joe was most notably a conversationist and enjoyed spending time with family.
Joe leaves his wife of 19 years, Cindy Lee (Gordon) Burghardt, a son, Cole and a daughter, Cassidy. He was also survived by his brother, Allan Burghardt of Bethlehem.
Friends will be received on Thursday, February 18th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, Pennsylvania where funeral services with military honors will be held on Friday at 10 am with the Reverend Donald W MacNeil, officiating. Interment will take place in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
To share online condolences, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit his permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.