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Edward Phillips "Ho-Ho the Clown" Birchall
Jul 16, 1923 - Jul 3, 1988
Obit rewritten & posted by: Jo Aguirre
A prayer service for Edward Birchall for the children & adults was held at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 1988 at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, NW 50th & Grove, where he was an active member. A second service, a Mass of Christian Burial was held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the church. The public is cordially invited to either Thursday evening service.

Private burial followed on Friday at the El Reno Cemetery under direction of Guardian West 

Edward P. Birchall was born in Colchester Connecticut and died July 3, 1988 at the age of  64 in Bethany. 

He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

He was known to thousands of Oklahomans as ""Ho-Ho the Clown,'' Mr. Birchall was an entertainer on KOCO TV in OKC for more than 29 years. As Ho-Ho, he also performed before innumerable children's groups in hospitals & homes. A lover of the circus all of his life, Ed free-lanced as a clown for years before his association with KOCO TV. 

Surviving him is his wife, Beebe of the home, sons, Bill, his wife Mary Jane & their children, Matt & Megan of Edmond, Michael, his wife Patricia and their children, Laura, Katie & Andrew of Saudi Arabia, Sam , his wife Janet & their children, Cathy, Stephanie & Ann of OKC and Dan and his children, Richard, Crystal & Tiffany of OKC, daughters, Regina Birchall of Bethany & Charmagne Foster, her husband Lynn and their son Joseph of Austin, TX.

Preceding him in death was his grandson, Brandon Patrick in 1974. 

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