Michael William Burch, 75, died August 13, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
He was born February 11, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington and lived in Washington, California, Texas and Pennsylvania before moving to Skidaway Island of Savannah, Georgia in 1993.
Mike graduated from Toppenish (WA) High School in 1962 and earned a BA of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Washington in 1966. He began a full time employment with Shell Oil’s financial department in San Francisco. Mike continued to advance in the business world as a district, divisional and national sales manager for various pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies throughout his career. His employment took him throughout the United States. Mike loved living on Skidaway Island in Savannah, Georgia with his wife Karla and finished his career with over ten years of service as a realtor with The Landings Company.
Mike loved his family. Through the years, he spoke proudly of his children and grandchildren as he watched them grow into adults. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Mike and Karla enjoyed traveling the world, including Mike’s famous bungy jump off a very high bridge in Australia. He especially enjoyed meeting at various locations throughout the United States each year with his close high school buddies for their annual golf tournament.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Karla; son Michael Tod and daughter-in-law Toni Burch of Savannah, GA; daughter Michelle and son-in-law Kirk Randol of Fredericksburg, VA; grandson Petty Officer 2nd Class Connor Ray Randol and wife Jessica of Norfolk, VA; granddaughter Ashley and husband Corporal James Gale of Twentynine Palms, CA. Mike is also survived by a brother Steve (Janice) Burch of The Villages, FL as well as three nephews and a niece.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 19, 2019 at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.