James M. Birch, 63, of Wheeling, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at home, surrounded by family.
He was born January 20, 1953, a son of the late James L. and Genevieve (Zien) Birch. James was a member of Our Lady Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Wheeling High School and worked as a truck driver for Teamster Local #697. James loved to rebuild and paint old vehicles, and enjoyed going to the Flea Markets.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his parents-in-law, George and Katharine Taylor; maternal grandparents, Michael and Mary Zien; paternal grandparents, Jessie and Ora Birch; and three family dogs, Max, Buffy and Bear.
James is survived by his loving wife, of 38 years, Theresa Taylor Birch; four sons, Justin (Elizabeth) Birch of Wheeling, Bobby (Brittany) Birch of Glen Dale, Shawn (Rebecca) Birch of Wheeling and Andrew Birch of Wheeling; one brother, Robert (Julie) Birch of Roanoke, VA; family dog, Mollie; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 5-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Church, 4136 Jacob Street, Monday, October 10th at 10 am. Internment will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.