Sunday, September 28, 2014

Richard W. Burch (September 25, 2014)

Richard W. Burch age 82, of Bradford, Ohio passed away at 6:34 P.M. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Richard was born October 15, 1931 in Piqua, Ohio to the late George Fulton & Helen G. (Rich) Burch.

Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Della L. (Lavy) Burch whom he married April 1, 1953; daughters & son-in-law, Katrina (Burch) & Dan Hoening of Ansonia and Teri Baker of Tucson, Arizona; daughter-in-law, Linda (Denney) Burch of Sidney; grandchildren, Jason Hoening of Greenville, Travis Hoening & fiancée, Amanda Slack of Laura, Stephanie Dotson of Greenville and Danielle & Doug Myers of Versailles; great-grandchildren, Michaela Hoening, Allison Hoening, Gaven Herring, Weston Hoening, Emma Hoening, Joshua Myers, Aiden Myers, Elsie Myers and Katelynn Myers; brothers, Don Burch of Bradford, Doug Burch of Bradford and Jim Burch of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; sister, Connie Middlestetter of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends of the church.

In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by a son, Rick E. Burch; brother, George Burch Jr.; and sisters, Miriam Riffell and Emma Mathias.

Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Hobart Manufacturing in Troy where he was a welder. Richard was a member of the Webster United Methodist Church; life member of the V.F.W. in Greenville and a member of the American Legion.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Webster United Methodist Church 8849 Seibt Rd. (Webster) Bradford with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Webster United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through