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Helen Koch


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Helen I. Koch

1918 - 2016 Ms. Helen Ida Koch, 98, of Adams, died Wednesday morning, August 17, 2016 at her home. She was born in Adams on May 12, 1918, daughter of the late Adolph Koch, Jr. and Ida (Moser) Koch. She attended Adams schools, and graduated from the former Adams High School with the Class of 1936. She then graduated from the former Bliss Business College in North Adams in 1938. Helen worked as a secretary at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, first in the Ordnance division, and later in the Power Transformer division, until retiring in 1959 after 20 years of service. Earlier, she had worked as a secretary at the former James Cashin Plumbing Co. and the former Adams Super Markets Corp. She was a member of the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Adams. She was a member of the General Electric Pensioner's Club; the Cheshire Senior Citizens Club; the former Adams Girl's Club and Adams Study Club; and the former Adams Chamber of Commerce. Helen was the last of her immediate family. In her final months and days, Helen was well- cared for by Home Instead Senior Care of the Berkshires, Gentiva Health Services, Elder Services of Berkshire County and HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Inc. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 20th, at 1:00 PM in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams. Rev. Mary Frances Curns of All Saints Episcopal Church, North Adams, will officiate. Calling hours in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, are Saturday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Rd. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 18, 2016
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