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Kocher, Norman
1935 - 2017
Norman Jay Kocher, 82, of Columbus, passed away peacefully, September 12, 2017 surrounded by family. Born February 11, 1935 in Baltimore, Ohio, he graduated from Pickerington High School and Capital University. Member of the United States Navel Reserves and long time member of the Royal Arch Masons of Ohio. Norm spent 38 years with IBM Corp., starting as a customer engineer where he met his wife Janet, whom he claimed kept breaking her typewriter so he would come and fix it. He later became a Marketing Representative and enjoyed a stellar career, at one time owning one of the largest single sales in the history of IBM. In his retirement years, he became the self proclaimed 'eccentric clockmaker,' using his mechanical skills, he taught himself the art of clock making and repair. He was an excellent mechanic, unparalleled problem solver and devout grandfather who enjoyed watching his grandchildren perform in the arts, athletics, and life. He is survived by his sons, Brian (Bee) Kocher and Bradley Kocher; grandchildren, Sam Kocher, Alex Kocher, Lauren Kocher, and Alan Kocher; siblings, Michael Kocher, Judy (Jerry) Devine, Susan (Ken) Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Janet (Ogle) Kocher and parents Jay D. and Anabel (Clum) Kocher. His family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, where his service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with visiting beginning at 10 a.m. Burial following at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Ohio , 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 15, 2017
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