Corporal Steven R., died Monday, March 3, 2008, while serving in the US Army in the Sabari District of Afghanistan. He was 23.
Born in New Brunswick he had lived in North Brunswick before moving to East Brunswick. He had attended Our Lady of Lourdes School in Milltown and East Brunswick High School. Corporal Koch enlisted in the US Army in March of 2006 and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
He is predeceased by his grandfathers William Koch, Sr. and Robert Glassen. Surviving are his wife Amy Bethany Koch of Spotswood; his daughter Zoe Koch of Spotswood; his parents William Koch, Jr. and Christine Glassen Koch of East Brunswick; a brother William Koch, III of East Brunswick; a sister Lynne Koch of Hackensack; his maternal grandmother Gladys Glassen of North Brunswick; and his paternal grandmother Marion Koch of North Brunswick.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10 AM Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church, 233 North Main Street, Milltown. Burial will take place 2 PM Friday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Cpl. Steven Koch Fund, c/o William Koch, Jr., 8 Garden Terrace, Milltown, NJ 08850.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 9, 2008