Tonawanda News


July 9, 2013

Helen A. Burtch


Helen A. Burtch (nee Salefske) of North Tonawanda, age 93, passed away suddenly Friday, July 5, 2013, at the Erie County Medical Center.
Mrs. Burtch was born April 3, 1920 in North Tonawanda, daughter of the late William Charles and Alice (nee Belling) Salefske.
Helen attended local school and graduated from North Tonawanda High School. She went on to graduate from Buffalo State Teachers College.
Mrs. Burtch was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and its Women's Group. She had been an active member of Friedens UCC Choir and Bell Choir. Helen enjoyed traveling with her late husband and gardening.
Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Burtch, who passed away in 1995. Sister-in-law of Fred (late Marie) Burtch; aunt of John (Bettie) and Tom   (Nancy) Burtch; also survived by several cousins.
Friends may call THURSDAY 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WATTENGEL Funeral Home, 307 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, where funeral services will be held FRIDAY at 10:30 AM, the Rev. Jeremy Lopez officiating. Interment will be in Friedens Cemetery, Wheatfield.
Online guest registry at

Text Only
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
NDN Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue