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John Koch

August 10, 1949 — December 16, 2022

Quakertown

John "Jack" M. Koch, 73 of Quakertown, PA passed on December 16, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with illness.

Born in Philadelphia to the late Frederick J. and Mary A. (nee Gallagher) Koch. Jack was the 2nd eldest of 13 children and raised in Abington where he graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School and Taylor Business School as well as attended Penn State University.  He spent his career in sales and management in the kitchen and bath industry. He enjoyed travel and tennis and was a culinary magician and an avid history buff. Early in his retirement he volunteered for the local Food Pantry and shelter.

Jack was the beloved and doting husband of Kathleen A. (nee Celia) for over 52 years and the father of Christina Wallitsch (Jon) and Stefanie. He was cherished Poppy of Samantha and Benjamin Wallitsch and is survived by 3 brothers and 8 sisters Fred (Joan), Paul, Mary Anne Smith, Madelyn Dombrow (Roy), Eileen Deravedissian, Diane Lauro (Pete), Joseph (Maureen), Elizabeth Alexander (Bill), Carol Cashman (Mike), Patricia Hause (Joel) and Janet Leo (Vince) and was predeceased by his late brother Robert and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:30 am at Saint Isidore R.C. Church, 2545 West Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951 where the family will receive visitation of guests from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by the family to Alex's Lemonade Stand (John Koch memorial) or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (to donate enter Jack Koch memorial under find a fund).

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Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church

2545 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church

2545 W Pumping Station Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

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