John Burtch
John Burtch
John Burtch
John Burtch
John Burtch


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024
Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home
1704 Penfield Road
Penfield, New York, United States

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 13, 2024
White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, New York, United States

Obituary of John F. Burtch

John F. Burtch, 71, of Fairport, New York, passed away on January 3, 2024, following a brief illness.

John was a loving husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.  He was employed in sales.  John was an avid cyclist for many years, riding roads and the canal path all around the Rochester area and vacation spots.  In winter months he enjoyed spin classes and walking.  Known to his family and friends as a devoted Boston Bruins fan!

John is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Bettie Wagner Burtch and his brother, Tom Burtch (Nancy); sisters and brothers-in law, Claire Cheesman, Dave Wagner (Millie), Marianne Wagner Sorace (Andy), Marianne Wagner; 10 nieces and nephews, several cousins, and his “Brockport Boys “.  He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Betty Jane Burtch; mother- and father-in law, Laurice and David Wagner; cousins, David Schoenfeldt and Melanie Nicholson Strassburg; godmother/Nana, Ellen Garrison; brothers-in-law, Bob Cheesman and Scott Wagner.

Calling hours will be held Friday, January 12, 2024, from 4-7pm at Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home located at 1704 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 11am at White Haven Memorial Park located at 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY.  If you will be attending the graveside, we will be meeting at the front entrance to White Haven.  Reception to follow at the Gathering Space behind All Season's Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park. 

Memorial Donations for John F. Burtch

In lieu of flowers , please consider donations to:

UR Medicine/ Hospice Home Care Foundation

PO Box 270032

Rochester, NY 14627


-Giving/How to Donate online, mail/ Designation Hospice Program


Wilmot Cancer Institute

Office of Advancement

300 East River Road

PO Box 270032

Rochester, NY 14627


-Advancement/ How to Give for mail, online/ Designation Wilmot Cancer Institute

In donating to Wilmot in memory of John, we are seeking to provide support to update the comfort chairs in the cancer center.  These chairs are costly due to the high volume of use  from the many patients seen at Wilmot.  The need for more comfortable chairs during the long visits with the oncology team was something that John mentioned more than once.  By providing new chairs, we will be honoring all the patients who are going through a tough time, adding a seemingly simple gesture, but ultimately providing an act of kindness in his name.

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