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.

Dear Friends, we will continue to meet our familys’ needs in a socially conscious manner.  Public events will be evaluated utilizing the professional data provided in real-time.  Our Staff will continue to respond to all family needs to the best of our ability at any time.  May God bless you in this unprecedented time.  

Since 1895, five 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.

J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Inc. is family-owned and operated since 1895. We are the only funeral home in Allentown selected for membership by Selected Independent Funeral Homes, an invitation extended only after a thorough evaluation of our character, service, performance and facilities.

For over 120 years, the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Inc., has served the families of the Lehigh Valley. 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 responsibility to assist you in making an intelligent and reasonable decision, and to this, we are dedicated.

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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  • 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 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held November 26, 2021) 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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