Alice Jean Burcham, 82
EAST LIVERPOOL-Alice Jean Burcham, age 82, of East Liverpool and formerly of Sandusky, Ohio passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. The daughter of the late Clyde and Mary (Tinley) Downard, Mrs. Burcham was born in East Liverpool on September 19, 1929 and lived most of her life here in East Liverpool.
She had worked as a Sales Clerk in Sandusky at Sears, and retired from Thrifty City here in East Liverpool. A graduate of East Liverpool High School, Class of 1947, Mrs. Burcham was a member of the National Democratic Party, East Liverpool H.S. Alumni Assoc., the Olde Guard, the Touchdown Club of East Liverpool H.S., A.A.R.P. and the former Penn Avenue United Methodist Church. An avid sports fan, Alice loved watching the Cleveland Browns, although, she was a super fan when she watched her grand children and great-grandchildren play their sports. Her other hobbies included, shopping, baking, and spoiling her dogs over the years.
Alice Jean Burcham
In March of 1979, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin K. Burcham. They were married on September 18, 1947.
Survivors include two sons: Jack R. Burcham of Monroe, Washington and Douglas E. Burcham and his wife, Dawn, of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter: Pam Burcham of East Liverpool; one brother: Jack Downard of Calcutta, Ohio; 4 grandchildren: Callie Burcham, Eddie Burcham, Angela Esposito and Keith Burcham and 3 great-grandchildren: Noah, Wyatt, and Haden Esposito.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Burcham was preceded in death by twin daughters, Diane and Leanne Bucham and a very special friend, Robert "Rube" Wotring.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Melvin Saylor, Chaplain of Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio, officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbiana County Humane Society.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com.