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Robert W. Burch
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ROBERT W. BURCH, age 69, of Piqua, passed away Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 1:20 A.M. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born July 1, 1948 to the late Robert K. and Martha E. (Waltress) Burch. He married Barbara (Oelslager) Burch July 31, 1971 in Piqua, OH. She survives.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Robert D. & April Burch, Van Buren, IN; Jeremy K. & Staci Burch, Piqua; one brother and sister-in-law: Dave & Lucy Burch, Piqua; one sister and brother-in-law: Paula & Karl Stewart, Sidney, OH; one step-brother: William Clemens, Piqua; five grandchildren: Kasie Karnehm, Jayda Burch, Katelyn & Ross McWhorter, Caleb Long, Tyler & Marissa Hollingsworth; three great-grandchildren: Kyra Long, Madison Burch, and Abigail McWhorter. He was preceded in death by: Jeremy Douglas Warren Burch, Bailey Keith Burch, one brother and three sisters.

Robert graduated from West Milton High School in 1967. He was a member of the Midwest Circuit Field Trial Association and the Ohio Field Trial Association. He enjoyed racing dogs and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great -grandchildren. Robert worked for Copeland in Sidney for 36 years where he retired in 2003.

Funeral services will be held Monday February 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Pastor Michael Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday 2-5 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 15120 Collections Center Drive Chicago, IL 60693 or the American Kidney Fund 6110 Executive Boulevard Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

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646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356


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