Tonawanda News


January 11, 2013

Marie Goerss Burtch

NORTH TONAWANDA — Marie Goerss Burtch, age 90, of North Tonawanda, passed to see her Jesus while at     Crestwood Health Care Facility on January 10, 2013.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Fred Burtch; one daughter, Kathleen (William) Starkweather of Endwell, NY: two grandchildren, Lynn (James) Potenziano of Binghamton, NY, Matthew (Jennifer) Ciesielski of DeWitt, IA; six great-grandchildren, Kendra and Taylor          Potenziano, Faith, Noah, Sara and Matthew Jr. Ciesielski; one brother, Gene (Margaret) Goerss of North Tonawanda; predeceased by brothers,Kenneth, Merritt and Dennis Goerss. She is also survived by two step-sons, John (Bettie) Burtch and Tom (Nancy) Burtch; step-grandchildren, Steven and Michael Burtch.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 27th, at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church, 65 Main St., North Tonawanda, the Rev. Gregory Crispell will officiate.

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