Burch, Thomas Raymond, a 90 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Whittier, CA, Thomas was 90 when he died. Thomas had served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Burch, daughter, Cathy Sutton, sons, Larry and Michael Burch, brother, Dick Burch, sisters, Evelyn Staff, Phyllis Ennis and Irene Embrey, grandchildren, Michelle and David Sutton and Shannon Rodriguez and great grandson, Austin Sutton. He was a wonderful kind person, always lending a helping hand to everybody. He was a kind and giving father a great man and a loving husband. We will miss you always. A gathering of family & friends will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the Service at 6:00 P.M. both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. A reception will follow in Rice Mortuary's Lighthouse Reception Room.

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