Charles A. Burnham

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Charles A. Burnham

September 25, 1969 - November 30, 2018

Charles A. Burnham Charles Andrew Burnham, 49, of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born September 25, 1969, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of James L. and Catherine (MacLearie) Burnham and was a lifetime area resident.
He was a graduate of Edgewood High school in 1987 and played Tuba in the High School band and still enjoyed playing in the Alumni band. He then graduated from Briggs-Stratton-ETI Technical College in 1991 with a degree in Electronic Engineering.
Charles was employed as Design Engineer at Kinetek Controls in Perry, Ohio, until June of 2018. He was a member and Elder at East Side Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Directors at ABC Day Care. He enjoyed spending time with his family, volunteering at the Ashtabula Arts Center and researching Railroad History. He was founder of the Ashtabula County Railway Historical Foundation and was one of the authors of the Bliss and Tragedy. For several years he worked part time as a conductor and engineer for the AC & J Railroad in Jefferson.
Surviving him are his daughters, Cassandra and Caitlyn of Ashtabula; his mother, Catherine Burnham of North Kingsville; his brothers, Glen (Pattie) Marty (Debra) of Ashtabula and David (Sara) of Gahanna; nieces and nephews Alexandra, Joseph and William of Ashtabula and Andrew and Aaron of Gahanna.
He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Burnham.
Funeral service will be Friday, Dec. 7, at 11:00 am at the East Side Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Dr., Ashtabula, with Rev. Michelle Bartle officiating. Burial will be in East Lake Cemetery in North Kingsville. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula and from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of the East Side Presbyterian Church; the Ashtabula Arts Center or for his daughters' future education.
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Phyllis Willis
Dec 06, 2018
What can I say? He struggled for so long but was always strong in his faith. He was so important to all of us in the East Side Choir and when he could no longer sing, we felt such a gap in the men's section. My love to all of you as you struggle with his passing but I know he knew the Lord and is with his father and all those whom he loved who passed before him. God bless all of you.
Vicki Campbell
Dec 04, 2018
So sad to hear of this He was a great man. My heart will keep you close.
Steve Brenwald
Dec 03, 2018
My condolences to the family. I went to High School with Charlie. He was a nice guy. I'm sure he will be missed.
Dale and Janet Schall
Dec 02, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a nice guy, always ready to talk with a ready. smile. He will be missed.
Suzanne Minshew
Dec 02, 2018
My sincerest condolences to Cassie, Catie and family. You will be in my prayers daily!
Paul & Becki Cleveland
Dec 02, 2018
It would be impossible to pick just one memory to share, we have known Chuck for so long and have so many. The game nights, coffee hour chats, working on the pillars in front of the church, cleaning out the church attic, installing a dog pen, laughs at the nursing home, are just a few. We will miss his smile and chuckle. Our prayers are with your family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Floyd and Ann Culver
Dec 02, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time but our memories will last forever. God bless the family!