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Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Ray Burch

April 3, 1955December 26, 2019
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William “Bill” Ray Burch, 64, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Virginia Beach. Bill was born in Pontiac, Michigan and then adopted by the late Francis and Elsie Burch. Bill served in the US Navy for eight years and later worked as a commercial HVAC Technician with Controlled Conditions Corporation for many years. He loved the great outdoors and he hiked the Appalachian Trail. He is cherished in memory by his wife, Rosemary Jane Ashenfelter; children, Mathew Burch, Christopher Burch and Lindsey “Burch” Piltawer; stepchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Typpi; a brother, Kenneth Burch, 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 3 step grandchildren and his dog, Katie.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home Kempsville in Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be conducted at 2pm, Monday, December 30, 2019 in the funeral home chapel. After the service concludes, there will be a reception to follow.

  • FAMILY

  • Rosemary Jane Ashenfelter, Wife
  • Mathew Burch, Son
  • Christopher Burch, Son
  • Lindsey “Burch” Piltawer, Daughter
  • Jeremy Typpi, Stepson
  • Jonathan Typpi, Stepson
  • Kenneth Burch, Brother
  • He is also survived by 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 3 step grandchildren and his dog, Katie.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2019

Memories

William "Bill" Ray Burch

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Melissa Pohl

December 30, 2019

I have many fond memories of "Bill" here at red cross as I worked with him quite frequently throughout my 15 year career. He was always ready to laugh and share some stories, and was always the go to guy for our properties. We spent many years sharing our home lives and laughing over some tv shows we both watched. He will be missed by all of us here in the facilities department at red cross as he was a rare gem of a man and my heart aches for his family and friends.

Tracey Neihardt

December 28, 2019

My condolences to the family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. RIP Bill

Ray Brown

December 28, 2019

Bill was more than a customer, he was a friend to all the guys at ARS. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Ray Brown

Bobbi Burch

December 28, 2019

So many memories mostly your love of life you will be missed I’m I am so glad I got to see you and spend time talking with you I will never forget you love Bobbi

Jean Franciosi

December 27, 2019

Bill, you will forever remain in my heart and memory. I wish you were closer to visit but I am grateful to have spoken with you on the phone not long ago. May you rest in eternal peace dear cuz until we meet again. Love ya!!! “Ear pull”!!!
Jean Franciosi
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Grandpa loved his grandsons!

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Lucas and Grandpa

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Thanksgiving 2018

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Daddy’s girl

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Grandpa loved his grandsons!

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Lucas and Grandpa

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Thanksgiving 2018

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Daddy’s girl

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‘The House that Built Me’ - Miranda Lambert

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Daddy daughter dance September 18, 2015

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Kiss from dad

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Bill’s ladies

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Family time at Chuck E Cheese

Biography

William “Bill” Ray Burch, 64, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Virginia Beach. Bill was born in Pontiac, Michigan and then adopted by the late Francis and Elsie Burch. Bill served in the US Navy for eight years and later worked as a commercial HVAC Technician with Controlled Conditions Corporation for many years. He loved the great outdoors and he hiked the Appalachian Trail. He is cherished in memory by his wife, Rosemary Jane Ashenfelter; children, Mathew Burch, Christopher Burch and Lindsey “Burch” Piltawer; stepchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Typpi; a brother, Kenneth Burch, 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 3 step grandchildren and his dog, Katie.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home Kempsville in Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be conducted at 2pm, Monday, December 30, 2019 in the funeral home chapel. After the service concludes, there will be a reception to follow.