Dr. Samuel M. Birch ’35 died August 27, 2008, in Strasburg,Va.
Born February 18, 1912, in Utica, N.Y., he attended Harvard Dental School after graduating from Bowdoin. He served in the Navy during World War II, receiving the American Area Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign with Stars, Philippine Liberation with Star and WorldWar IIVictory ribbons.A dental surgeon, he was a member of Blue Ridge Hunt Club and Piedmont Driving Club. His wife, Ruth Evelyn Smith Birch, predeceased him. He is survived by two sons, Christopher Birch of Berryville and Tim Birch of Henry,Tenn.; a brother, Dr. John Birch of Windham, Maine; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.