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KOCH, Hazel R. HAZEL ROBINSON KOCH Hazel Robinson Koch, 93, of Marietta, and longtime resident of Lawrenceville, Ga died August 23, 2014. She was born July 30, 1921 in Avondale Estates, Ga. She attended Greenleaf School of Business in Atlanta and worked as a secretary at Johns-Manville and then Retail Credit. Hazel married Erich Koch in 1947 and became a terrific homemaker and mom. They raised their family in Avondale Estates and then Dalton, Ga. In 1969, Hazel and Erich bought an Otasco home and auto supply store in Lawrenceville which they operated until 1982 when they retired. After retiring, they enjoyed extensive travel and spending time with their grandchildren. Hazel was the life of the party everywhere she went. She had a special gift of making everyone feel special. Hazel was a member for 38 years of Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Naomi Ruth Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Erich Koch. She is survived by her son, Dr. Philip E. Koch of Gainesville, Ga.; daughters, Karen Koch Carlisle (Kee) of Marietta and Shirley Koch Miller (Rich) of Candler, NC; 10 grandchildren, Kristin Koch Gammons (Jason) of Destin, Fl; Matt Koch, Jenny Koch (John) and Erich Koch, all of Gainesville; Michael Koch (Emily) of St. Louis, Mo.; Katherine Carlisle (Adiel) of Woodstock; Michelle Miller, Brian Miller, Emily Miller and Luke Miller, all of Candler, NC; step-grandson Eric Carlisle of Marietta; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm at Lawrenceville United Methodist Church with Rev. Sheri Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the church from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045, 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 25, 2014
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