John Burtoft says, “My dad (Jim Burtoft) turns 88 years young this week. If you know him, you know what a truly great and giving man he is.
“The photo I have included is my favorite picture of him. I believe he was 20 years old at the time and is sitting in his first car which he purchased for $5.00. Every time I look at this photo I wish I could run up and hug him.”
The elder Burtoft is a longtime member of the Ellet Grace Brethren Church in Akron, Ohio (Jonathan Carey, pastor).