Donald E. BurchAugust 12,2010
Donald E. BurchWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Donald Eugene Burch, 91, died Aug. 8, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction.
He was born Feb. 6, 1919, the son of Edmund and Catherine (Tullar) Burch, in Pomfret where he attended the Hewittville one-room schoolhouse.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the 995th Field Artillery Battery B and was a decorated veteran of campaigns in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany.
Mr. Burch married Irene Mower Nov. 2, 1945, in Windsor.
He worked as a spinner in woolen mills, including Dewey’s Mills in Quechee, Bridgewater Woolen in Bridgewater and Baltic Mills in Enfield. After the mills closed, he began working at the P&C warehouse in White River Junction until retiring in 1984.
He was an avid reader, a Boston Red Sox fan and an avid collector of baseball cards.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard Burch of White River Junction, who served as his companion and caregiver for several years. and Theodore Burch of Dolgeville, N.Y.; a daughter, Paulette Linkous of Christiansburg, Va.; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Glenn Burch of Bethel, Robert Burch of Ascutney, William Burch and Gladys Perkins of Vershire; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Burch was predeceased by his wife in 1998; a brother, Edward Burch, and three sisters, Mildred White, Edith Kelly and Ethel Lovering.
The private graveside service will be held in Hartland Village Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may made to Disabled American Veterans, in care of VAMC, 215 North Main St., White River Junction, VT 05009.
Condolences may be expressed in a guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
View the guest book at www.rutlandherald.com/ obits.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown