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Clarence W. Burch

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Clarence W. Burch

ARGYLE, N.Y. -- Clarence W. Burch, 88, died Saturday, June 2, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Argyle. He formerly resided in Buskirk and was the husband of the late Mary (Townsend) Burch who died on March 13, 2002.

Clarence was born on Feb. 23, 1919, in Buskirk son of the late Wesley and Fanny (Sherman) Burch. He attended schools in Buskirk and Hoosick Falls. Clarence worked for many years with the H.P. Hood Creamery in Eagle Bridge, until retiring in 1969. After retiring, Clarence worked as a carpenter in the Cambridge and Buskirk areas. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Buskirk where he served on the consistory. He served in the Buskirk Fire Department for over 25 years.

Clarence was well known by many as an accomplished handyman, always willing to be there for family and friends. He was also known for his quick wit, humor and always enjoyed a good conversation.

Survivors include four daughters Rita Cooke of Vergennes, Vt., Pam Rogge of Eagle Bridge, Alma McInerney of Buskirk, and Helen Loveland and her husband, Bruce, of Cossayuna; a son Ronald Burch of Colonie;; his sister, Florence Townsend of Petersburgh. He is also survived by 1 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Clarence is predeceased by a son Clarence D. Burch and two brothers Malcolm and Duane Burch.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. from the Mahar Funeral home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association Northeast Chapter or the American Heart Association Northeastern Area through the funeral home.

Information supplied by the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 5, 2007
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