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BARTCH, Donald B. Jr 1925-2010


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 10/16/2010 at 19:11:23

DURHAM -- Mr. Donald Bartch, Jr. 85, resident of Durham passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010 at his home. He was born in Waterloo, IA, the son of the late Lucille Heath Bartch and Donald Bartch, Sr. Mr. Bartch was a devoted father and grandfather and an inspiration to all who knew him. He retired in 1982 from John Deere after 35 years of service and was an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Bartch is survived by his wife, Elsa "Betty" Alberti Bartch; daughter, Cindy Morningstar of Durham; Donald Bartch, III and wife Kim M. of Durham NC; step- daughter, Gabriela Matthews of Durham and Marcia Hale of Raleigh; grandchildren, Kathleen Voss, Dakota Morningstar, Daniel Morningstar, Heather Lynn Bartch, Timothy James Bartch, and Jeffrey Ryan Bartch and wife Lori; two step-grandchildren Bianca Hale and Alex Matthews; great grandchild Brennen Voss; brother in law, Edward Weimerskirk and sister in law, Donna Beidler.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday March 24, 2010, 12 p.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Durham with The Reverend Robert Diegelman officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

The family would like to thank UNC Hospice and the UNC Oncology Doctors, Dr. Frances Collichio, Dr. Morris and Dr. Nirar Dhruva and all the wonderful nurses in the Chemo Infusion Clinic at UNC. Memorials may be given to St. Matthews Catholic Church, 1001 Mason Rd. Durham, NC 27712.

[The Herald-Sun, March 21 2010]

NOTE: SS death index states: BARTCH, DONALD B b.23 Jan 1925 20; d. Mar 2010, Durham, Durham, NC


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