Dean Lester Kocher
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84, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center. Dean was born in Malvern, Ohio on July 13, 1928. He was the son of the late Tena (Koontz) and Jerome Frank Kocher. He was a 1946 graduate of Malvern High School. He served four years in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a life member of St. Martin Lutheran Church Malvern. He retired in 1994 from Roman Plumbing Company, as owner and President.
Dean is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth (Evans) Kocher; two sons, Scott (Nancy) Kocher, of Malvern and Douglas Kocher, of Malvern; sister-in-law, Maggie Kocher of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Allison (Tim) Seidel of Pittsburgh, Megan Kocher and Sara Hurley of Minneapolis, Minn., Scott Kocher II of Malvern, Tatum (Nathan) Tustin of Waynesburg, Pa., Tyler (Amy) Kocher of Canton, Kailee and Evan Kocher of Malvern; two great-grandchildren, Ava Kocher and Darrah Seidel; 18 nieces and 19 nephews. He is preceded in death by brothers, Forrest (Elsie) Kocher, Ray Kocher, Elmer (Marie) Kocher and Paul Kocher, sisters Bernice (Earl) Laubacher, Eileen (Cryil) Jamison, and Shirley Kocher.
Funeral services will be held at St. Martin Lutheran Church, 301 W. Main St., Malvern, Ohio, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 with Rev. A. Wallace Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the Deckman-Bartley Funeral Home, Malvern. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin Lutheran Church, 301 W. Main St., Malvern, OH 44644. Friends may express condolences at our website: www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Repository on Jan. 31, 2013