In Memory

James Birch

James Birch

James 'Jim' W. Birch, Jr.

November 18, 1941 - January 12, 2019

MEADVILLE - James "Jim" W. Birch, Jr., 77 of Meadville, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side, Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born November 18, 1941, in Meadville, son of the late James W. Birch, Sr. and Amelia Ann Birch (Babe) Froelicher.
Jim proudly served in the United States Navy. He graduated from Meadville High School and Erie Barber School. He married Joyce Grove on September 1, 1962, she preceded him in death on October 23, 1996. Jim remarried Donna Trypus on August 20, 2007. He loved baseball and was an avid golfer with 13 holes-in-one. Jim was a retired barber. He broadcasted sports for 15 years and directed the Whispering Pines Junior Golf League for 30+ years.
Survivors include his wife Donna Birch of Meadville; his son-in-law Rich Kerstetter; his grandson Tyler Kerstetter and granddaughter Tonya Kerstetter all of Fountain, FL; two nieces Jennifer K. Bowlin (Matthew) of VA; and Sarrie S Edwards (Dale) of VA; stepson, Richard "Rich" Trypus, Jr. of Linesville and Stepdaughter Dana Osborne (Mark) of Ohio; step-grandchildren, Richie Trypus (Heather) of Conneaut Lake; Robbie Trypus (Megan) of Erie; Kristin Osborn; Grand Osborn and Nathan Osborn all of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Leah Trypus, of Conneaut Lake; Rhett Trypus, of Erie and Bryn Trypus of Conneaut Lake.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce Birch; brother Charles "Chuck" Birch and his daughter Julie Anne Kerstetter.
Jim will be missed by his family and friends.
Per Jim's wishes, there will be no services.
Family would like to thank the Crawford County V.A. and Hospice of Crawford County.
The Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335, has been entrusted with the care of arrangements.
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Jim's Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com



 
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01/17/19 12:00 PM #1    

Maron Brown (Calderwood Mays)

It is very difficult to lose our friends one by one, but I am grateful to have grown up where I did and with such wonderful people. My fond memories are too numerous to count! My heart goes out to the Birch family.

Maron (Brown) Calderwood Mays, Gainesville, FL

 

 


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