Edward C. "Ned" Birch, 40, of Eldersburg, formerly of Catonsville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.
Born June 13, 1972, in Maryland, he was the son of Jim and Mary Ann Gentner Birch. He was the husband of Gina Torres Birch.
Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are children Seamus, Jack, Mary L. and Anna Birch; a sister, Kelly A. Birch; father-in-law Jack V. Torres; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dr. Michael and Lucy Torres Templer, Dr. Jonathan and Rosanne Torres Calure, and John and Edie Torres Panzarella; nieces and nephews Jameson Caulk, Camille, Jillian and Roman Calure, and Luke and Olivia Panzarella; 17 cousins; and many aunts, uncles and friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Birch Jr.; and his mother-in-law, Mary Rose Torres.
Relatives and friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, 1630 Edmonson Ave., Catonsville.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark Church, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville. Inurnment will follow at New Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Birch Children Education Fund, c/o Decker Global Group, c/o RBC Management, 1906 Towne Center Blvd., Suite 375, Annapolis, MD 21401 (check memo should read Birch Family Education Fund).
Online condolences may be offered at www.sterlingashtonschwabwitzke.com
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