GOSHEN — John Richard (J.R.) Burkholder, of Goshen, died at the Gables of Greencroft Healthcare on Dec. 20, 2019. He was 91.
Burkholder was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Clarence and Blanche (Herr) Burkholder. He graduated from East Lampeter High School in 1946. Following high school he attended both Eastern Mennonite College (Virginia) and Goshen College (Indiana). In 1952 he married Susan Elizabeth Herr, who survives him.