Edwin Clyde Burch
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Edwin Clyde Burch
  • December 31, 1937 - December 20, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Edwin Clyde Burch, 79, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Constance "Connie" Barnes will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church Christian Life Center one hour prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family.


Mr. Burch died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Born in Allentown, Penn., he was a son of the late George and Mildred Schoenewolf Burch. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a graduate of Allentown High School and worked as a mechanical engineer with Mack Truck. He was a member of Rehoboth UMC where he was active on the church council and worked with the food pantry. He was an avid Gamecock fan and a master mason with Porter Masonic Lodge in Allentown.


Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Jeannette LaRue Ronyack Burch of Columbia; brothers, George Burch and Robert Burch, both of Penn.; sisters, Mildred "Pete" Sell, June Hanley, Elizabeth Medernach (Dave), all of Penn., Lynn O'Callahan of Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; his adopted family, Kristin, Scott, Madi, Sofia and Jules Lynch of Blythewood. He was predeceased by four sisters, Ann Kraynak, Ruth Kunkle, Frances Stephens and Barbara Keefer.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth UMC Food Pantry, 6911 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223 or St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 340 E. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18109.


Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.