Donald I. Burch

| May 6, 2020

Donald I. Burch peacefully went to Heaven on Monday, May 4, 2020 after a brave battle with cancer. Don was born on February 26, 1945 in Bloomington, IN.

He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1963 where he was the co-captain of the basketball, baseball, and football teams, and served as quarterback. Don also played legion baseball for many years.  He attended Muskingum College, where he also played baseball, and graduated with a bachelor’s in education in 1967.  He earned a master’s in education, and his principal certificate from Akron University in 1969.

Don was an educator, a coach, and a principal at East Muskingum schools for many years. He spent most of his years as the Principal at Stormont Elementary. He loved his students, and athletes, very much, and he dedicated much of his life to local school districts. Don was also known as the official Bobcat cheerleader camera man from 1986-1990.

Don was preceded in death by his parents William and Oneta Burch; niece Carrie Burch and his beloved dogs Brittany and Chipper.

Surviving are his daughters Lisa D. (Mark) Johnson of Baltimore and Susan D. (Robert) Jeffries of Cambridge; grandchildren Erica S. (fiancé Phillip McCracken) Howe, Jacob A. Howe all of Pickerington, and Emily L. Jeffries of Pittsburgh, PA; brother Larry (Cookie) Burch of SC; nephew Brian Burch of SC; niece Megan Johnson of Cincinnati; mother of his daughters Karen S. (Patterson) Kushen; as well as many friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

A private celebration of his precious life will be held at a later date for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to Hospice of Guernsey County, 9711 E. Pike Rd., Cambridge, OH 43725 and/or Guernsey County Dog Shelter, 62824 Bennett Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725.

The Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, Coshocton is serving the family.

An online memorial is located at

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