Douglas Carroll Burkhardt

Douglas Carroll Burkhardt - Irondequoit, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY:  Doug passed into the arms of the angels on 4/13/2021.  Doug is survived by his loving domestic partner, Kathleen Davis and her son, Eric Smith along with  Doug’s son David Burkhardt and his daughter, Renee Burkhardt.

Doug was born in NYC on 5/19/1941 to Dr. Edward and Catherine Burkhardt.  He attended St. Pauls School in Concord, NH and then went on to University of North Carolina and earned a BS Degree in Science Doug earned his MBA at Syracuse and was recruited by Eastman Kodak and moved to Rochester in the early sixties.  Doug left Kodak to become a Commercial Realtor and bought First Realty Company almost 50 years ago.

Doug was a member of RYC for 40 years and served as Commodore 1993-1994.  He was currently a member of The Genesee Valley Club.  During the warm months Doug took great joy in driving his boat “Tranquility” on the Erie Canal with Kathy.

There will be a celebration of Doug on Friday, 4/23/2021 at 11:00am at White Haven Chapel.

If you wish you may make a donation to your favorite charity in Doug’s memory.

7 Condolences

  1. Ron Bouchard & Don Brown on April 17, 2021 at 11:59 am

    We are so sorry for your loss … Doug had a most infectious zest for life and we are also diminished by his passing … May you feel the uplifting love which surrounds you!

  2. James P Pappas on April 18, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Very sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. I knew him from his work in the commercial real estate business. May his memory be eternal and the consolation of the lord be with his family and those that cared for him.

  3. Julie Holzbach on April 19, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s death. Doug was my first Broker in my Real Estate career at First Realty. He was my mentor, dear friend and taught me everything I needed to learn about Commercial Real Estate. He had a profound influence on my success over the course of my career. I will remember him fondly and send my sincere sympathy to his partner and children. Fondly,
    Julie Holzbach

  4. Virginia Squire on April 21, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    I have had many a laugh with Doug at commercial real estate networking events. He was wise, stated his mind, and helped so many grow in this business. I condolences to the family, he will be missed.
    Ginny Squire

  5. Killeen and Ronnie Brigance on April 22, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Our condolences to my sister Kathy and nephew Eric and all of Doug’s family and friends. Love y’all

  6. Kim Brumber on April 25, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Such a good man with a kind heart. I loved talking real estate and life with Doug. I will miss his character and the times we shared. I will remember him as a teacher and friend. Rest in peace my friend, your life touched many.

  7. Peter Wiles, Jr. on April 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

    My condolences to Doug’s family. I will always remember Doug’s quiet manner of conversation with just a small dash of acerbic tone that made his visits at the marina enjoyable. It was always a pleasure to see him enjoying his time aboard TRANQUILITY and listening to his tales of adventure. He will be missed by all the folks on the canal who had chance to meet and visit with him.

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