I am sorry for you loss. Jack was a good friend while we worked at OG&E together. When everyone was getting a CB radio Jack helped me buy the right kind of antenna for good transmission and reception. He really knew what he was doing. Mostly I remember playing cards with him at lunch in Corporate HQ. Jack was everyone's friend, in my opinion. He was always happy and smiling no matter who was around. No doubt he is at peace in heaven now that he has been called home. That's why we are all here on this earth. Thanks for all your messages sent to my email, Patti. Your sharing brings smiles every day.
Jack and Patti Koch have been our dear friends for many years, Jack was always smiling and friendly to all he met. Jack came by almost daily to drink coffee and talk with us. Jack and Patti had a long and wonderful marrige and were always a loving couple. Patti I know you will miss Jack, but think back on the many happy years you had together. With love - Everyone at Kirks
Sending prayers,comfort and lots of love. I'm just around the corner if you need anything. Love you all!
Patti & Family,
James & I were devastated by the news of Jack. James said he had never met another man like him. He will be truly missed by both of us. Our hearts & prayers go out to you and your family. Remember the wonderful times you had with him & all your friends. Thinking of you always, James & Julie Hubbard
We met Patti & Jack at the Elks Lodge in 1999, while stationed at the Marine Corps Reserve Center in Midwest City, and have kept in touch all these years. What a wonderful couple, full of life & love for each other & everyone around them. May God's loving arms surround you during your time of sorrow, as Jack will be missed. Prayers for the family & Praise God he is in a wonderful place now, awaiting our arrival!
We have lost a wonderful life long friend. Jack and I grew up together as a working friend while employed at Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Besides doing engineering jobs, In 70's when there was no Internet, Jack pursued me and both of us became a Citizens Band operator. Those were the days. Gasoline was 23 cents a gallon, but it jumped to Dollar and a half. Mary was still alive. All of us spend quite a bit of time giggling on the citizens band. We all used to have a phony name. Since we used to drive a blue Dasher, Jack & Mary suggested for me to use the name Blue-D. That stuck with us for several years. Life changed. Both Jack and I got a license to be a Ham Operator. Seems like friends don't live too long. Mary passed away. Few months after, we were introduced to Patti. We have another sister now. Since both me and Shila are from a far away country, Jack helped us to get information to become citizen of the United States of America. Early 90's when Internet became active, the Ham operation subsided, and the Citizens Band was gone by then. But Jack still had his Ham license and so do I. We used to spend hours on phone discussing world affairs. Memory will remain vivid forever and so is the friendship. Miss you always. … Nizam & Shila Ahmad
Patti, Thank you for the opportunity to express our sincerest condolences for the passing of your longtime best friend and spouse. I have only known Jack through the neighborhood association, but he was so accepting and made us feel welcome and secure in the organization. We appreciate all the work you and Jack did for us in the organization. I enjoyed talking with him at the meetings and will miss him very much. Jody & Pat Smith WHNA 7-7-2013
Dearest Patti, I am still shocked and saddened for you and the entire family. Was so happy to get to visit with Jack at Uncle Harv's viewing. He was such a gentleman and so very sweet and easy to visit with. Our deepest sympathies are with you now and in the months to come. The days will be hard, the nights harder. You will continue to be in my prayers for peace and comfort. Your memories and family will all help you to begin to heal, hard as it may seem now. One step at a time. Love to you All.
I am so sorry for the loss of this great man. My prayers are surrounding you today, tomorrow, and the coming days when it seems unreal that life goes on as usual. Much love, Misti and Mark
Sean and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is right now for you. Know that you all are, and always will be, in my thoughts and prayers.
We first met Jack when his son, Sean, married our daughter, Kelli. He had these twinkling, blue eyes and you just liked him immediately. You could tell that he was crazy about Patti. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and was loved by all of his family. He will be missed.
May the many warm memories of your life with Jack comfort you in your time of sorrow. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him greatly.
Patti, It has been a pleasure to have known Jack. He was truly a fine gentleman who loved you dearly. He will be sadly missed in many people's lives. Keep the wonderful memories you have of Jack close to your heart. God bless you and your family as you travel through these next few days. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Dave & Barbara Poggenklass Guttenberg, Ia.
The beauty of Jack's legacy is evident in the writings of his family & friends. He was truly the definition of integrity. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and LOVING memories to forever hold in your hearts.
So very sorry for your loss, Patti. He must have been a very special man to have won your huge heart.
Patti thank you for sharing the pictures and a part of your life with Jack. So sorry for your lost.
Patti, words cannot express how sorry we are.Our hearts are heavy with sadness.Jack was one of the kindest souls Tony & I have ever met.We will never forget all the help he gave us working on mama Thompsons house. Without your and Jacks help and support we would not have been able to get done all that we did.Thank you for bringing him into our lives and graciously sharing him with us. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Love Tony & Mona
Patti I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your Jack, but knowing you and your kind soul he had to be as kind and loving as you are or you wouldn't have loved him so dearly. I am so sad for your loss and may
God be your strength in the coming days.
Pat Collins McAbee
We first met Jack and Patti at a meeting of the Poetry Society of Oklahoma. Jack became famous from the cookies he made for those attending. When Louise was sick and couldn't attend he would hide a couple back just for her. Although we will miss him at future meetings, we know we can take comfort in all the warm memories we have of him. Clark & Louise Elliott
At times, I referred to Jack as "My Hero"! This was inspired by his love and closeness with Patti. It was also a private joke that Jack and I shared. Jack was a friend and I will miss him!
Jack was a great guy. Always smiling and offering a helping hand. My condolences to
Patti and the rest of the family.
Jack was someone you liked immediately upon meeting him. He made things seem better, lighter, and more pleasant just by being in the room. He was genuine, smart, sincere, and funny. The greatest compliment you can say about someone is that they are truly a good person; Jack was that. I will treasure my memories of him and mourn his passing. Much love to Patti, Sean, Kisa, and family. May his memory provide comfort in these sad times.
Michael Nelson & Alda Trabucchi
Jack will be missed by so many, but leaves wonderful memories behind. He was so devoted to Patti, family and friends. You lived a good life Jack, and now may you rest in peace until we meet again.
Jack was a wonderful, kind man and will be missed by all who knew him. I will never forget when he got Elk of the Year at the District Convention in 2000. Patti, you and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Diane Carr
My world is shattered and my heart is broken and yes, you were the Love of my life, too. You weren't perfect but you were perfect for me and I cannot even imagine my life with out you. I will always Love you, my wonderful, marvelous husband.
Kisa, wish I could have been there with you but know that you, and your entire family, are still in my prayers. God's plan isn't always known to us but we know that His plan is much better than ours and to know we will once again see our loved ones brings a certain amount of peace and comfort while we are hurting. Take care of yourself my friend, Mona Gordon
Dad where do I start? You were such an amazing man - husband, father, grandfather. We love you so much and our lives will never be the same without you to brighten our days. I can see your beautiful blue eyes crinkle when you smile and hear your laugh still. I miss you so vvery much and look forward to the day when we will see each other again. I love you.
Our condolences..truly a wonderful man who touched our hearts in the short time that we knew him and his wife.
---Mercy ICC staff---
(Deana, Katie, Melissa, Sara, Jeff, Trent, Jane, Jen...)
Jack was one of the kindest men I've ever known & will be missed by so many. I can see his beautiful, ornery blue eyes in my mind. He so loved teasing his beautiful Patti. My prayers are with Patti, Kisa, Sean & their families now and in the days & weeks ahead.
This afternoon (7-3-13) First Wednesday Poets met and prayed for Patti and her family. Such fine comments were made about Jack and his faithfully encouraging Patti's talents--helping her make favors for meetings, etc. He exuded an attitude of friendly goodwill. Indeed, he will be missed! I last saw him with Patti at my son's funeral May 15th. His eyes truly glowed with the love of Christ. I have memorized and been comforted by that kind expression. Vivian Stewart, Facilitator, 1st Wednesday Poets
Our admiration and respect for Jack Koch could not be greater. We met him at literary events he attended with Patti, and could not help but notice the charm and encouragement his presence added. He made others feel appreciated! When around him, we knew we were in the presence of a devoted family man and refined Christian Gentleman. Our hearts go out to Patti and family, not only regarding Jack's death, but also for the recent death of Patti's father. – Vivian and Lowell Stewart