George Burch

Oct 06, 2017

George Peter Burch, 66, of Marshalls Creek, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, while under hospice care in his home. He was the husband of Bernadine Ann (Turtzo) Burch with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

Born on April 22, 1951, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of George L. Burch of Whitehall, Pa., and the late Catherine (Gresser) Burch. He lived his early years in Whitehall and then Marshalls Creek for the past 33 years. He and his wife enjoyed spending time at their home in South Thomaston for the past four years.

George graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1969 and received his BA degree from DeSales University, Magna Cum Laude, in 1995.

He worked at Petterson-Kelley Co. (now Harsco Corporation) from 1977 until his retirement in 2013.

He loved animals and enjoyed volunteering at Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head.

In addition to his wife and father, surviving are a step-son, Thomas R. Lipe and wife Jami of Bangor, Pa.; sister, Kathleen A. Carey and husband Michael of Allentown, Pa.; nieces Megan, Lauren and Taylor Carey, and Nicole and Katlyn Turtzo; and a great-niece, Sarina.

Cremation was private and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society, 17 Buttermilk Lane, Thomaston, ME 04861 or Owls Head Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 277, Owls Head, ME 04854.

Arrangements by William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, online at

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