The Birchell family (Photo courtesy of Ginny Ware)

Friends and family are mourning the death of a former Petersburg man who was working on a tug boat in Maryland.

Jordan Birchell, 29, passed away suddenly on January 2nd, 2020 from a cardiac episode while working on a boat based in Baltimore.

He’s the son of Marsha and Ed Birchell, grew up in Petersburg and is a 2009 graduate of Petersburg High School. He leaves behind a wife and two young children in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Memorial services are yet to be scheduled.

Donations to the family to help them through this difficult time can be made online. There’s also a bank account set up at Wells Fargo for in person donations. For more information call Ginny at 720-576-8762.