June Etta (Fernaays) Kocher, 83, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Albert Kocher, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs.
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Born Dec. 11, 1930, in Washington Township, Pa., daughter of the late Fred and Carrie (Shaffer) Fernaays, she grew up in Avonmore, Pa., graduated from Avonmore High School and lived in Plum Borough, Pa., for more than 55 years before moving to Windsor Locks 11 years ago. Before retiring, June was a waitress for 30 years at Eat-N-Park Restaurant in Penn Hills, Pa. June enjoyed woodcarving, antiques, and doll collecting.
She is survived by three children, Alan Kocher, and his wife, Susan, of Windsor Locks, Sandra Charlton, and her husband, David, and Karen Ague, and her fiancé, Robert Slover, both of Eagle River, Alaska; grandchildren, Carrie and Gust Tatlas, Heather Horton, Jennifer and John Hamilton, Kirsten Theissen, Jacquelyn and James Bales, René Ague, and her fiancé, Josh Haugen; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Payton, Ellen, and June Hamilton, George and Alan Tatlas, Rhiannon and Jackson Horton, Zaedan and Aurora Bales. She was predeceased by great-granddaughter, Faith Hamilton.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 718, Old Mystic, CT 06372.
Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2014