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Koch, Ruth K.Ruth K. Koch, 75, Park Valley Road, Schnecksville, N. Whitehall Twp, died Wednesday afternoon, August 20, 2014 at Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Catherine E. (Savitz) Koch. Ruth worked as a elementary school teacher for the Parkland Area School District, for 35 years, retiring from the Kratzer Building, S. Whitehall Twp, in 1996. She attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton. A 1957 graduate of the Whitehall High School, she then graduated from Elizabethtown College with her teaching degree. Ruth was a member OES, Rose Coix Chapter. She was active in the Friends of the Parkland Community Library Assn, and instrumental the annual book sale for 26 years. After retiring, Ruth enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and other countries. She enjoyed reading, collecting figurines including owls, and needlepoint, winning several contests at the Great Allentown Fair. Survivors: Cousins, William B. and wife Nadine Savitz of Northampton, Robert C. Savitz and friend Bonnie Nagle of Weaversville, friends. Services: 2:00PM Monday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Norhampton, PA 18067. Call, 1-2:00PM Monday in funeral home. Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton. Online condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com Contributions: Humane Society of Lehigh County, 640 Dixon Street, Allentown, PA 18103 or Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 23, 2014
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