Theodore C. Burch

January 31, 1932November 12, 2013
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Age 81 of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday November 12, 2013 at Heartland of Mt. Airy. He was born in Reily Township on January 31, 1932, the son of the late Lawrence and Gertrude (Simpson) Burch. Theodore was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and former POW. He was past Chaplain and member of DAV Chapter 15, Butler County Veteran of the year in 2005, OKI POW Chapter, Kentucky Colonel, Purple Heart recipient, and on January 31, 2010 the mayor of Hamilton recognized this day as Ted Burch Day. He retired from Champion Paper in 1990 after 42 years of service. Ted is survived by his wife Janet (Thompson) Burch; five children and many grandchildren; two special young ladies, Danielle and Devonne Sorber. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday November 17, 2013 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to services from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday at Rose Hill Burial Park. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Heartland of Mt. Airy for all their care and support.


  • Funeral Ceremony Sunday, November 17, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2013

Theodore C. Burch

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Amy Shell Francis

November 18, 2013

So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I knew him and his parents my entire life. My thoughts are with the Burch family.

Kevin Moore

November 16, 2013

A great neighbor and friend. He will be missed. With deepest sympathy - the Moore family

Theresa Hacker

November 16, 2013

Smile on your face is a lasing memory in our hearts. We only recently got to know you but we knew right away how special and awesome you are. You will always be in are prayers. love Theresa and Sammy

Ferry Family

November 14, 2013

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those in our hearts and our minds.
Our condolences to the Burch family and friends.

Denise Beagley

November 14, 2013

Ted was a strong, courageous man and loved by so many. I'll always remember him telling the story of his struggles to survive the POW camps during the Koren War. Tears would be streaming down the faces of everyone listening, including himself. I didn't get to see him often, but will always remember the times we did spend together when my family would make the trip to Ohio as I was growing up. Rest in peace, Ted. It was an honor to have known you! Denise Beagley Arcade, N.Y.

Patty Hasty

November 14, 2013

Ted, you were a special person and I am grateful that I knew you. Will miss you.

Bill and Donna Voline

November 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burch Family