|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1918|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1999|
Robert O. Burch ~ 28 April 1999
Robert Oswald Burch, 80, of Whitesville died Monday, April 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a radarman first class on USS Cumberland Sound AV17 and was an All-Navy Heavyweight Boxing Division contender. He was formerly employed by Studebaker automaker in South Bend, Ind., for 17 years; owned Burch Mechanics in Michigan until his retirement; and after his retirement, he helped to renovate the Whitesville Senior Citizens building. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, where he served as an eucharistic minister. He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Christopher Burch and Sonny Burch; and a daughter, Anne Marie Burch.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Hellen Burch; four sons, David Allen Burch of Arlington, Texas, Robert Lowell Burch of Niles, Mich., Joseph Alfred Burch of Wichita, Kan., and Thomas Anthony Burch of Union, Mich.; five daughters, Rose Mariam Hoff of Kansas City, Mo., Agnes Lorene Farr and Rebecca Ann Dehring, both of Niles, Elizabeth Janelle Hall of Walhalla, Mich., and Mary Cecelia Wood of Acworth, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Earl Burch of Chino Valley, Ariz., Eugene Burch of Yuma, Ariz., and Donald Burch of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and four sisters, Evelyn O'Bryan of Cherry Valley, Calif., Merle Howard of Murray, Margaret Rockwell of Yuba City, Calif., and Betty Orias of Salem, Ore.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville. Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church Building Fund or Trinity High School.
Owensboro Messenger Inquirer Obit – April 28, 1999
S1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Saint Mary of the Woods Cemetery
Created by: Preserving the Past
Record added: Aug 14, 2012
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