AGE: 52 • Townsend
Jeffrey Allen Koch, 52 of Townsend, DE, passed away on April 26, 2014 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends.
Jeff was born on June 17, 1961 in Ridley Park, PA, son of Robert Koch and Janet Jaeske Koch. He was raised in Earleville and attended Bohemia Manor High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy
serving from 1979 to 1983. After his honorable discharge he moved to New Castle County, where he married his wife in 1985. He worked for DiSabtino Maintenance as a telecommunications technician. He was a member of Townsend American Legion Post 25. Jeff loved camping, old cars and was a NASCAR and Orioles fan.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 28 years Teresa Garvine Koch; his children, Emilie Koch and her fiancé Chad Craig and Andrew Koch; his parents, Robert Koch of San Diego, CA., and Janet Koch of Townsend, DE, 3 brothers, Bob Koch (Peg) of Earleville, MD, Bill Koch of Elkton, MD, and Rick Koch (Gayle) of Galena, MD; his mother and father in law, Ella and Jack Garvine of Middletown, DE; brother in law, J.J. Garvine (Diane) of Wilmington, DE and sister in law, Kelly Lyons (Ron) of Middletown, DE.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, May 2 at 12 noon in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Middletown, DE, where friends may call from 10 to 11:45 am. Burial will be held on Monday, May 5 at 10 am in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeffrey Koch Memorial Fund c/o youcaring.com
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech www.galenafuneralhomeofsls.com