David J. Burkhart, 62, of Marietta, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2013) at his home in Devola where he resided with his mother. He was born July 19, 1950, in Marietta to James J. and Eloise R. Burkhart. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1968 and from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1970, excelling in graphic arts. He was employed by Westinghouse for 30 years as a graphic artist. In later years he filled his days creating beautiful water colors at his Crows Nest Studio.