Lloyd H Burch


— Lloyd H Burch passed away unexpectedly at his home in Hudson Falls on Saturday, August 18, 2018. He was seventy five years old.


Lloyd is survived by his wife, Linda (Underwood) Burch, of Hudson Falls; his sons, Gregory of Hudson Falls, and Brandon (Jessica) of Fort Edward; his daughter, Rebecca of Oswego, NY; two brothers, Larry (Janet) and Wayne (Karin) Burch; and sister, Mary Ann Germain. He is also survived by his wife’s family; Louise (John) DeSare, Keith (Marian) Underwood, Karen Phetteplace, Bill (Penny) Underwood, Wayne (Phyllis) Underwood, Daniel (Joanne) Underwood, Diane (Bob) Michelucci, Bette Shaw, Barb (Clemente) Amelio, and Tim Underwood. Lloyd is also survived by former daughter-in-law Heather and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wilfred Burch; and his sister, Jane Mattison.

Lloyd H Burch was born December 4, 1942, in Kingsbury to Herbert and Ethel Burch. He often told the story of how he was such an adorable child that strangers offered to purchase him. He served in the 503rd Army Corps of Engineers and built structures and playing fields for children throughout Germany. In 1967, he returned to the US and started work at Ideal Dairy Farms in Hudson Falls. He was introduced to Linda Underwood (who lived next door) by her brother William and proposed to her on their second date. They wed on January 11, 1969 and they were married for 49 years.

He had other jobs throughout his life but worked at Great Meadow Correctional Facility for 22 years. He retired in 2006. He loved hunting with his brother, Larry, his sons, and his grandchildren. He loved going to camp, reading mysteries (he would laugh until he cried reading Janet Evanovich books), driving around in his VW Thing, and puttering in his tool shed. He was generous and kind, helping his neighbors and friends with everything from mowing lawns to camp repairs to cutting firewood. He loved to tell stories and would joke around for hours.  He loved people. He would talk to anyone about anything, which made shopping and running errands very long and difficult for his family. By far, his greatest joys in his life were his grandchildren Devin, Jessie, and Lucas Burch. He adored them and they were the center of his world. He took great delight in teaching them naughty things.

Calling hours are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.

A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences. Lloyd would have been so touched to know how much he was loved.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in memory of Lloyd, please send to Newcomb Sportsman’s Club in care of Walter Huba, 18 Cimarron Way, Latham, NY 12110-1948.

Condolences can be sent directly to Baker Funeral Home, or through http://www.bakerfuneralhome.com/obituary/lloyd-burch

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