Robert Kenneth Birch

robert kenneth birch

August 26, 1931 ~ December 27, 2018

Resided in: Sacramento, California

It is with heavy hearts the Birch family announces on December 27th 2018 Ken Birch has gone home to his Heavenly Father with whom he dedicated his life to serve. Ken was survived by his beloved wife Joyce, his son Ken and wife Mary, his daughter Connie Gemeiner and her husband Mark Gemeiner. His cherished grandchildren Scott and Kim Gemeiner, Jill and Joe Tarquini, Ashely and Jon Smith and Adam Birch, as well as his blessed great grandchildren Gianna Tarquini , Kohen and Karis Gemeiner and Amelia Smith. We will be celebrating his life with a memorial service at Bridges Community Church located at 505 Driscoll Road, Fremont Ca 94539 on January 19 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made out to by a check or money order and sent to: RRCC/Sail of Hope International Box 488 Monroe, Virginia 24574 Phone: 434-384-5613 Attn: Brother George Worrel

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  1. An absolutely wonderful man. His presence will be missed but his love and prayers for us all will live on. Thank you Ken for sharing your family, love and faith with us.

  2. I know you are now w/one of your good friends, Brad Knight. So much love and memories thru the years w/our families even w/such a large distance between all.
    I love you all w/all my being.

  3. I have been blessed to know Ken my whole life. My mom’s sister Joy was married to Ed Cassady, Joyce’s brother. To me, he was Uncle Ken. He always greeted me with love and affection and a joke! He was a great storyteller. Sometimes he might have you on the hook to a serious story then it would end up a joke. When it came to the Scriptures, he was always serious and made it so easy to understand. He was very competitive when it came to game play. I remember many fun evenings with the Birchs and the Cassadys playing Zonk around the table. Uncle Ken and Uncle Ed were big rivals. That table was always full of laughter. I will miss him dearly, but I know I will see him again. I know that my Uncle Ed was there with other family and friends to greet him. He will always be in my heart.

  4. I have many fond memories of Ken and of course Joyce. Ken was fun to be around. He had a ready smile. He was ready to laugh with me and make me feel comfortable and at home. Ken is missed.

  5. My deepest condolences to Joyce and the entire family. Ken was sweet and kind and brought love and laughter everywhere he went.
    The world is a better place for his having been here and sadly darker now with his passing. Godspeed Ken.

  6. The year I spent working with Ken at Smith’s furniture was truly a blessing. He definitely taught me a lot. His faith was always evident. My condolences to the family and friends. God Bless and he is with His Father in heaven.

  7. We only have met a few persons God purposely placed in our lives. Ken was a wonderful example of God’s love to not only us but to everyone he met. . Our heartfelt condolences to Joyce and family.

  8. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ you all. That the Holy Spirit, Comfort you all as peole minister to your hearts. Thanking God, Connie, Mark & Family your Dad lived & loved Jesus. It’s wonderful Mr. Birch’s memorial will be a celebration of a man that was faithful to his Lord & Savior. We are praying for you all.❤️
    Our Love,
    Steve & Mary Gemeiner xo

  9. We are so sorry for your loss– He was such a great man and patriarch of your family. His legacy lives on in all of you.

  10. CandleOh Uncle Kenny, I didn’t know you were gone. I remember your funny stories. You’ve been on my mind lately and now I know why. Please say hello to all our family gathered around God’s throne. Mom, your Sis, didn’t believe our loved ones in Heaven could see those left behind on earth because the earthly trials we have on earth would sadden the ones gone on to be with God and Heaven is a place of perfect peace. I wish I could have said so long to you, not good bye.

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