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LaVerne M. Kocher-Oswald


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LaVerne M. Kocher-Oswald Obituary
Kocher-Oswald, LaVerne M.LaVerne M. (Snyder) Kocher-Oswald, 79, of New Tripoli, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Herbert E. Oswald and the late Richard R. Kocher, Sr. Born in Nazareth, September 19, 1934, LaVerne was the daughter of the late Schuyler S. Sr. and Minnie E. (Heimer) Snyder. She was employed as a Chef at various locations throughout the Lehigh Valley for many years before retiring. LaVerne was a member of St. Paul's Seiberlingsville UCC in Kempton. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix #235, formerly Slatington Chapter #458. Survivors: In addition to her husband; children, Richard R. Kocher, Jr. of Palmerton, Francis L. Kocher of Allentown, Edward C. Kocher of Orefield, James C. Kocher of Allentown, Jacqueline C. Leazott of Minnesota; stepson, Michael J. Oswald of Greentown;step daughter, Donna M. Kulp of Slatington; brother, Kevin E. Snyder of Nazareth; sister, Wanda Gruber of Stockerton; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; beloved dog, Dashania predeceased by a daughter, Debra A. Kocher and a brother, Schuyler "Scott" Snyder. Services: Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at St. Paul's Seiberlingsville UCC, 3880 Werleys Corner Road, Kempton, with the Rev. Russell Campbell officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the church. Interment will follow the service in the adjacent church cemetery. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice.
Published in Morning Call on July 13, 2014
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