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David Charles Koch

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A memorial service to celebrate the life and resurrection of David Charles Koch, 74, who died Feb. 5, 2004 in Coupeville, Wash., was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28 at the Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel at Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown.

The Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor of the Second Congregational Church South Williamstown, officiated.

The organist was Mrs. Joan Cannell of Pownal, Vt.

Burial with full military honors by Richard A. Ruether Post #152 American Legion followed at the family lot. Sergeant-at-Arms was Howard Oakes; Chaplain Edward A. Pratt recited “What the Flag Stands For.” The honor guard detail were Herbert Palmer, Roger Dennett, Ardent Jensen, Earl Green, Richard Babcook, Richard Peterson, Joseph Como and Gordon Morrison. Folders of the flag were Gary Walsh and Rolland Roy. Joseph Como presented the flag to family members.

The firing squad was Sergeant-at-Arms J. Mike Kennedy, Williamstown veterans agent, Robert Sweet, Ernest Monroe and George Sylvester. Taps was played by Ronald D. Whitney.

A reception for family and friends followed at the American Legion Home on Spring Street. Arrangements were by the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 31, 2004
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