Michael Lawson Burkholder, 67, died Thursday May 28, 2015 from complications following chemotherapy treatment. Mike was born January 5, 1948 in Akron and was raised in Cuyahoga Falls. He lived in Ohio most of his life and moved to Georgetown Texas and a warmer climate. He worked and loved his job at Blair Rubber Corporation. He enjoyed his Cleveland Browns and Buckeyes, loved golf and spending time with family especially his grandchildren. He loved to travel. Mike is survived in death by his beloved wife Claudia Saylor Burkholder of Georgetown Texas, daughters Melissa (Joe) Joan of Mt. Gilead Ohio, MaryJo (John) Beck of Douglasville Georgia, Megan Burkholder of Georgetown Texas, step-daughter Sharon Henry of Austin Texas, and step-son Brian Henry of New Braunfels Texas, Grandchildren Scott, C.J. Mason, Nick, Ian, CaitlIn, Lawson, Max, and Addy; sibling Jeff (Amy) Burkholder of Akron, and beloved dog Lucy. He is preceded in death by his parents Bud and Peggy Burkholder, his sister Tish Anderson, and cherished dog Ella. We invite you to share your memories and thoughts with us on Mike's Facebook page.