Adam Lee Burcher, 37 of Ashley, Ohio passed on May 23, 2020 in a tragic car accident.
He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.
He was born on February 18, 1983 to Mark Burcher and Amy VanMeter. Adam was preceded in death by his father Mark, step-father Dave VanMeter, his grandparents Billie Lee and Mary Burcher and Harold and Jane Hunt.
He is survived by his wife Alyssa (Boyd) Burcher, daughter Arlowe Leigh Burcher age 2 and son Atlas Callaway Elvis Burcher age 1. He is also survived by his mother Amy VanMeter, of Westerville, Ohio; sister Alison Burcher (Donevan Wynkoop) and children Kalli and Kinslee; Sister Lindsay (Tyson) Wever child Waylon; brother Max VanMeter (Hannah Starnes Ewald); in-laws Quinten and Kim Boyd of Bucyrus, Ohio; brother-in-law Stefan (Ashton) Boyd children Turner and Jayde; sister-in-law Aubrey (Tyler) Brause and sister-in-law Karys Boyd. Adam had a close and loving family including aunts Marsha Neveau, Lisa (Michael) Atwood, Melissa (Karl) Swider and Jenny (Peter) Jones; cousins Nick (Katie, Jace, Stella) Neveau, Tony Neveau, Jenn Atwood and Jess Atwood.
Adam was raised in Westerville, Ohio and graduated from Westerville South High School in 2001. He was a loyal and hardworking employee for the City of Westerville for many years. Recently Adam was given the opportunity to stay at home and take care of his children and he truly enjoyed being a hands-on father. His deep, caring, funny “daddy heart” was something to witness. He stood at 6’6” but there was nothing like seeing him on the floor with his beloved children, playing, singing to Disney tunes and laughing. Adam lived each and every day and completed every task with complete and unbridled passion. Adam and Alyssa met in 2006 when they both worked at Old Bag of Nails in Westerville. Their strong personalities and competitive spirits drew them to each other. They married in 2013 and shared an intense love that was difficult to miss. He loved his wife, children, family and friends with every single beat of his heart.
Adam was always the tallest friend that had the big heart and giant personality to match. He was extremely sentimental, kind-hearted and giving. He will be remembered as a loyal friend that could always be counted on. He made such an impression on everyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with him, and all of his friends have plenty of ‘that-one-time Adam’ stories. If you had Adam in your corner, you were one of the lucky ones. He leaves his legacy of kindness, commitment to loved ones, roaring laughter and unconditional, unwavering love to all of us who knew and loved him so dearly. His wisdom, love, and quick wit will be sorely missed.
Adam loved sports and was a gifted athlete, especially enjoying basketball and golf. Adam was a loyal fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. Adam looked forward to teaching his children to be competitive in sports. The ones closest to him say that he was an excellent golfer (though, competitive to say the least). Growing up, Adam spent many days at Little Turtle on the golf course with grandparents Nanny and Paddy. He enjoyed taking time to play golf everywhere that he traveled. Adam would love for all that knew him to play a round in his honor.
His family is extremely thankful for love and prayers during this very sad time. Adam will be honored with a celebration of his life, but his family has chosen to wait until a later time when he can be celebrated together by the many that knew and love him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alyssa, Arlowe and Atlas in the Gofundme link below. Adam would be so honored by all of the love and support you are showing his family. Click HERE for Go Fund Me.