Long-time principal of Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School of
Vienna, Virginia died at the age of 76 on October 29, 2011.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Donna son
Kenneth (Kelly); daughter Karen Avvisato (Frank); daughter Kristy
Bergmann (Patrick); brother Melvin and sister Mary Ann Burch;
six beloved grandchildren, Corey, Trevor and Natalie Burch,
Sean Bergmann, Anthony and Kaylie Avvisato and many loved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Martin and Mary, brothers; Robert and Kenny;
sisters Edith Lamoureux and Agnes Santoro.

Relatives and friends are invited to Alward's Life Celebration at Our Lady of Good Counsel
Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA on Thursday, November 3 from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 4
at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a memorial fund in Al's memory
to benefit Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School. Contributions may be made to the Al
Burch Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, 8283
Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or donate online at All
contributions to the funds are tax deductable. Tax ID: 51-0232459. Please sign Alward's
online guestbook at

Saint Johns 1954

Alward Vincent Burch