Our dear and esteemed colleague Tiger Burch has passed away. A notice will
appear in the Anchorage and Fairbanks papers, below. If you would like to
send a message of condolence to the family, please send to his wife Deanne
atdburch7111@AOL.com <mailto:dburch7111@AOL.com> and/or his eldest
daughter Karen Burch firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com>. A celebration of his life will be held in
Camp Hill, PA on Wednesday.
Ernest S. "Tiger" Burch, 72, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away at home
Thursday, September 16, 2010. He was the son of Elsie Lillard Burch and
the late Ernest S. Burch Sr. He was born in New Haven, CT.
As a young boy Tiger attended the Harrisburg Academy. He was a graduate
of the Hill School, Princeton, and received a MA and PHD Degrees in
Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Tiger truly loved his work
which was a study of the Inuit people of North West Alaska. He was one of
the foremost experts in his field. The love for learning never left
Tiger, he attended every conference possible in his field both in the US
and Canada.Tiger taught at the University of Manitoba from 1966-1974.
Upon moving back to Pennsylvania, Tiger continued to take trips and do
research in Alaska. He wrote many publications and books from his
research. He served on the Board of the Harrisburg Academy for many
Tiger is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Deanne; his children,
Karen, (Eric), Sarah, (Greg) and David, (Theresa); his mother, Elsie;
brother, John, (Judy), Lawrence, KS; his 6 grandchildren, Zed, Teague,
Naomi, Alex, Regan and Ari; and his many loving relatives.
A Celebration of his life will be held at Noon, Wednesday, September 22,
2010 in the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg
Academy, 10 Erford Rd., Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to the American Cancer
Dr. Aron L. Crowell
Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
National Museum of Natural History
625 C st.
Anchorage, AK 99501