Robert Arthur Burkhart, Jr., 81, died peacefully at his Lawrence home on February 6, 2020. Bob was born April 15, 1938 in Maywood, Ca. to Robert and Stella (Kosis) Burkhart. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dixie; his children Bob, Diann, and Loralie (Jack); grandchildren Autum, Trudy, and Adam; great-grandchildren Jazmin and Sawyer Grace; and sister Marnetta. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and brother Duane. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1977 as a Senior Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate. He also worked as a paramedic while serving in the navy and, after his discharge, earned both LPN and RN licenses. He also earned a Bachelor of Health Care Administration degree from St. Joseph College in Maine. Bob worked in many areas of healthcare, including as a legislative analyst for health care for the State of California and as a hospice nurse in southwest Michigan, finally retiring from all employment in 2013 at the age of 75. Bob enjoyed rebuilding cars, woodworking, and good times with his dogs and cats. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Wings of Hope or a charity of your choice. Bob's family will hold a private memorial service, with full military honors, in the spring.