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Thomas Erle Burch

September 4, 1946 August 17, 2018
Thomas Erle Burch
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Obituary for Thomas Erle Burch

Thomas Erle Burch, age 71, of Dryden, died Friday, August 17, 2018. He was born September 4, 1946 in Highland Park, Michigan to Hugh “Bud” and Catherine (Harbron) Burch.

Tom graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1964. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from General Motors Institute (GMI) and eventually his master’s degree from Rensselaer Institute in New York. Tom married Marilyn Julia Stock on June 24, 1967 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. Tom worked a total of 37 years for General Motors – eleven years in New York state and the remainder (primarily) at the GM Tech Center in Warren. He was long time member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. Tom started and was very proud of the inter-faith council in Lapeer. Together, he and Marilyn were 20 year members of the Lapeer County Concert Choir – the first two years Tom’s dad was also a member. Marilyn and Tom also started the Eastern Sky Singers, a local acapella group. Tom enjoyed winters in Naples, Florida.

Tom is survived by his wife Marilyn Julia Burch; daughters: Carrie (Michael Newcome) Stevens of Dearborn and Julie (Sean) Wright of Clarkston; two grandchildren: Hannah & Evan Wright; siblings: Suzanne Burch of Lapeer and David (Ronalee) Burch of Flushing. Tom was also survived by dear family friend, Jeff Stevens of Ft. Myers, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant children: Leo Hugh Burch and Catherine Marie Burch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 3834 North Mill Street, Dryden, Michigan 48428.

A gathering will be held from 4-8PM Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Tom’s Memorial Mass will be 11AM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 3834 North Mill Street, Dryden, Michigan 48428. Father Michael Gawlowski will officiate. Tom’s family will receive friends at the church from 10-11AM the morning of Mass.


Previous Events

Gathering

Tuesday

21

Aug

4:00 PM 8/21/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Gathering

Wednesday

22

Aug

10:00 AM 8/22/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Cornelius Catholic Church

3834 N Mill Rd.
Dryden, MI 48428

St. Cornelius Catholic Church
3834 N Mill Rd. Dryden 48428 MI
US

Memorial Mass

Wednesday

22

Aug

11:00 AM 8/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Cornelius Catholic Church

3834 N Mill Rd.
Dryden, MI 48428

St. Cornelius Catholic Church
3834 N Mill Rd. Dryden 48428 MI
US

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St. Cornelius Catholic Church

3834 N Mill Rd.
Dryden, MI 48428
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