Experience the Difference

We invite you to discover who has made J S Burkholder Funeral Home Inc the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind J S Burkholder Funeral Home Inc's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

Since 1895, six generations of funeral directors at the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home have been serving families of the Lehigh Valley in their time of need. Our family has developed a tradition of caring by assisting the community with funeral services and by helping people to prearrange their own funeral services.

We appreciate the trust that has been placed in us. It is the policy of Burkholder's never to refuse services based on the ability to pay. Additionally, we feel that no one should go into debt for a funeral service. It is our welcomed responsibility to assist you in making an intelligent and reasonable decision.

A funeral is a meaningful event; and one that, properly planned, can help ease the pain of separation. It allows family and friends to join together with one voice to give thanks for a life well lived and to take the first step into a new life.

  • History & Staff

    History & Staff

    We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

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  • Testimonials


    We strive to meet our families’ needs in every way possible to ensure that their loved ones’ remembrances are memorable and conducted with the care and dignity that they deserve.  We are always touched when our families are kind enough to share their thoughts and feelings with us.  

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  • Community Events

    Community Events

    We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events (including our 6th Annual Service of Remembrance held November 24, 2023) is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.

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