Byron A. Burkholder

Mr. Burkholder

Byron A. Burkholder, 76, of Republic, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

Byron was born June 10, 1943, in rural Republic, to Elmer Burkholder and Vivian (Miller) Burkholder-Hoover. He married Carol Wandersleben Dec. 23, 1972, and she survives in Republic.

In addition to his wife, Byron is survived by two children, Gary Burkholder of Parma and Rose (Tibor) Juhasz of South Lyon, Michigan; two grandsons, Holden and Travis Juhasz; three brothers, Gerald, Roger and Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Vivian.

Byron graduated from Republic High School, The Ohio State University, and earned his master of science in engineering from the University of Toledo. He worked as a mechanical engineer, retiring from NASA – Glenn Research Center in 2010.

A memorial service for Byron will begin at noon Friday, July 12, 2019, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, with the Rev. Darla Metz officiating.

Visitation for family and friends also will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s research (

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneral