OBITUARY

Edwin Clyde Burch

December 31, 1937December 20, 2017
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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Edwin Clyde Burch, 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Constance “Connie” Barnes will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Christian Life Center one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Burch died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Allentown, Penn., he was a son of the late George and Mildred Schoenewolf Burch. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a graduate of Allentown High School and worked as a mechanical engineer with Mack Truck. He was a member of Rehoboth UMC where he was active on the church council and worked with the food pantry. He was an avid Gamecock fan and a master mason with Porter Masonic Lodge in Allentown.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jeannette LaRue Ronyack Burch of Columbia; brothers, George Burch and Robert Burch, both of Penn.; sisters, Mildred “Pete” Sell, June Hanley, Elizabeth Medernach (Dave), all of Penn., Lynn O’Callahan of Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; his adopted family, Kristin, Scott, Madi, Sofia and Jules Lynch of Blythewood. He was predeceased by four sisters, Ann Kraynak, Ruth Kunkle, Frances Stephens and Barbara Keefer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth UMC Food Pantry, 6911 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223 or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 340 E. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18109.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Daniel and Carol Maderic

December 29, 2017

It was a pleasure knowing and working with Ed. I think of our time working together in Winnsboro often. We have lost too many too soon. You are in our hearts and prayers Jeanette.

Susan Allsop

December 27, 2017

Dear Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg & Marianne Sheckler

December 27, 2017

Dear Jeanette, Saying goodbye to a dear friend is the hardest thing to do, so Greg & I are just going to say see you later Ed. We loved him dearly. Greg loved him as a mentor & co-worker but mostly as a friend. Ed's contagious laugh & warm smile will never be forgotten. May God hold you in his arms. With our deepest sympathy. Greg & Marianne Sheckler (Lexington, SC)

Diane Horn

December 27, 2017

I will miss Ed's distinctive smile, which he shared with everyone he met. The RUMC family has lost a loving and giving man but heaven has gained at beautiful soul. May God grant you peace and strength, Jeannette.

Robert Koch

December 27, 2017

Jeanette, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Eddie's memory will live on in so many that he touched and loved. As a teenager at my dad's auto repair shop I had the good fortune to have spent many years learning from Eddie who was master mechanic. The things I learned from him helped me over the past fifty years on the auto repair projects I have done,even to this day. Eddie was a really good guy!
God Bless you Eddie.

Karen Huch

December 25, 2017

Dear Jeannette,
May our Lord bless you with strength and comfort. I never saw Eddie without a smile on his face and what a good man. Glenn treasured his friendship with Eddie all the years they worked together at Mack Truck. Good bless, your friend Karen

Hakim Luqmaan

December 24, 2017

Barbera and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your husband. He will be truly missed by the Mack Trucks Family and we will include him in our daily prayers.
Hakim Luqmaan and Barbera Crocker.

Johnny and Jacqueline Taylor

December 24, 2017

Mrs. Burch we are so sorry for your loss but I hope it lightens your burden to know we're here for you. May your happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. You're in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way. Your neighbors.

GEORGE EBERHARDT

December 24, 2017

He always had a smile for everybody

December 24, 2017

Dear Family, Eddie had a great work ethic with the blue collar workers at Mack Truck! I will always pray for him.

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Edwin Clyde Burch, 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Constance Barnes will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Christian Life Center one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Burch died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Allentown, Penn., he was a son of the late George and Mildred Schoenewolf Burch. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a graduate of Allentown High School and worked as a mechanical engineer with Mack Truck. He was a member of Rehoboth UMC where he was active on the church council and worked with the food pantry. He was an avid Gamecock fan and a master mason with Porter Masonic Lodge in Allentown. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jeannette LaRue Ronyack Burch of Columbia; brothers, George Burch and Robert Burch, both of Penn.; sisters, Mildred “Pete” Sell, June Hanley, Elizabeth Medernach (Dave), all of Penn., Lynn O’Callahan of Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; his adopted family, Kristin, Scott, Madi, Sofia and Jules Lynch of Blythewood. He was predeceased by four sisters, Ann Kraynak, Ruth Kunkle, Frances Stephens and Barbara Keefer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth UMC Food Pantry, 6911 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223 or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 340 E. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18109.