Anthony “Reed” Burch, 64, of Jackson Center, passed away at 3:57 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Jackson Center on Sept. 5, 1954, to the late Harley Richard “Dick” and Janice E. Steenrod Burch. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Richard Burch; a sister, Sharon Kaye Burch; and father-in-law, Thomas Bodenmiller.
On Feb. 20, 1982, he married the former Lori Bodenmiller, and she survives.
He is also survived by his children, Ryan Burch and Ashley (Ryan) Osysko; grandchildren, Brynleigh and Camdyn Osysko; mother-in-law, Marcella Bodenmiller; a sister, Deanna (Bill) Kelly; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Tom Bodenmiller, Cindy Bodenmiller and Lisa Bodenmiller; aunts, Sarah Regula and Cheryl Burch; uncles, Larry (Jean) Steenrod and Gerald (Barb) Steenrod; many nieces and nephews; and great- niece and nephew, Savi and Gray Bodenmiller, who called him “Papaw Reed.”
Reed graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1974. He worked for Airstream for many years and retired from Honda of America in Anna after 22 years of service. Reed was a 4-H adviser for many years and a member of Stokes Masonic Lodge 305. He enjoyed camping, The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns, and most importantly watching his kids and now grandkids show in livestock shows and play sports. Reed loved nothing more than spending time with his family and all who loved and knew him will miss him.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jackson Center, where calling is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, with Masonic services beginning at 4 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch officiates the funeral and burial is in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, OH 45334.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.