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“Together Again”

STRUTHERS - James A. Burgham, 88, died Sept. 9, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Mr. Burgham was born May 17, 1930, in Nanticoke, Pa., a son of Morris and Doris Webb Burgham.

He was a 1948 graduate of North High School. James completed an apprenticeship program and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 33 for 64 years. He had a love of antique cars and was involved in the model A car club.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

His wife, Mary Louise Burgham, whom he married Nov. 20, 1955, died Sept. 14. 2017.

James is survived by one daughter, Linda (Tom) Stefanish of Hermitage; two sons, Jim (Shirley) Burgham of Poland and Tom (Katie) Burgham of Willowick, Ohio; one grandchild, Tyler Burgham; one brother, Doug (Rebecca Grohler) Burgham of Leesburg, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Louise Burgham.

Besides his parents and wife, James was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Burgham.

A memorial service will be held at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, 270 N. Main St., Thursday at 7 p.m. with Dr. Paul Anderson officiating.

Friends and family will be received 5 to 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in James’ name to Animal Pawtectors, PO Box 303, Cortland, OH 44410, www.animalpawtectors.org or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

Guestbook Entries

Boss Lady

“Jim and Shirley, So sorry to hear of your loss. I know he had to be a great man as he raised a great son. May the palms of Jesus take your Dad to his place of rest. God whispered his name and he answered. He will always be with you. God bless you and your family. Margaret”

 » Margaret Micco on September 12, 2018

Deepest Sympathies

“Chip and Shirley Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. My you ever treasure the wonderful times you had and our prayers are with your whole family. Dave and Leona Burch ”

 » Dave & Leona Burch on September 12, 2018


“I’m just remembering the many evenings my mom and dad spent with uncle Jim and Aunt Mary...it always brought a smile to my face to hear my father and uncle Jim laughing so hard. I feel my fathers presence often. I wish the same for you all! Dave”

 » Dave and Bette Burgham on September 12, 2018


“I am sorry for your loss, your dad was one of the nicest people I ever worked with in the trade. He took the time to show me shortcuts in layout and other ways to be a better sheet meta; mechanic. A real decent person , he enjoyed life. ”

 » Jim Fornwalt on September 13, 2018

My deepest condolences

“Now is James’s time to rest...may Jehovah God the God of all comfort...comfort his family and friends in this time of need...2 Corinthians 1:3,4”

 » KMB  on September 26, 2018

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