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Edward Phillips "Ho-Ho the Clown" Birchall
Birth: Jul. 16, 1923
Colchester
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1988
Bethany
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

"Ho Ho the Clown" had his own television show in Oklahoma City, OK; Double flat marker (no info on other side of marker);

Ed Birchall: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA) - Monday, July 4, 1988

Deceased Name: Ed Birchall

Ed Birchall, who since 1959 appeared on TV station KOCO as Ho Ho The Clown, died Sunday in Oklahoma City. He was 64.

Edition: EVENING
Page: b09
Copyright (c) 1988 The Orange County Register


Ed Birchall: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

USA TODAY (Arlington, VA) - Friday, July 8, 1988

Deceased Name: Ed Birchall

OKLAHOMA: Ed Birchall, 64, portrayed "Ho Ho the Clown" since 1959. "When you were feeling low, Ed was the guy to see," said photographer Harry Dean. He was buried wearing his clown watch. Heart failure, Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Page: 6A
Copyright (c) 1988 Gannett Co., Inc. All rights reserved.


Edward P. Birchall: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Thursday, July 7, 1988

Deceased Name: Edward P. Birchall

BIRCHALL
Edward P., 64, of Bethany died July 3, 1988. Known to thousands of Oklahomans as ""Ho-Ho the Clown,'' Mr. Birchall was an entertainer on KOCO TV in OKC for more than 29 years. As Ho-Ho, Ed also performed before innumerable children's groups in hospitals & homes. A lover of the circus all of his life, Ed free-lanced as a clown for years before his association with KOCO TV. Ed Birchall was born July 16, 1923 in Colchester, CT & he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Ed was preceded in death by his grandson, Brandon Patrick in 1974, and is survived by his wife, Beebe of the home, sons, Bill, his wife Mary Jane & their children, Matt & Megan of Edmond, Michael, his wife Patricia and their children, Laura, Katie & Andrew of Saudi Arabia, Sam , his wife Janet & their children, Cathy, Stephanie & Ann of OKC and Dan and his children, Richard, Crystal & Tiffany of OKC, daughters, Regina Birchall of Bethany & Charmagne Foster, her husband Lynn and their son Joseph of Austin, TX. A prayer service for children & adults will be held 6 p.m., Thursday, July 7, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, NW 50th & Grove, where Mr. Birchall was an active member. A second service, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the church. The public is cordially invited to either Thursday evening service. Private burial will follow on Friday. Guardian West
Page: 26
Copyright (c) 1988 Oklahoma Publishing Company

Edward P. Birchall: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record

Name: Edward P. Birchall
State of Issue: Connecticut
Date of Birth: Monday July 16, 1923
Date of Death: Sunday July 03, 1988
Est. Age at Death: 64 years, 11 months, 17 days
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura F. Bachler Birchall (1923 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
El Reno Cemetery
El Reno
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: 2nd Addition, Block 29, Lot 8
 
Maintained by: Tommy Neathery
Originally Created by: Janey Clark
Record added: Sep 09, 2002
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