April "Desi" Koci, 53, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was a native of Amarillo, Texas and had lived in Crestwood, KY and Heidelberg, Germany prior to moving to Savannah in 2009. While living in Crestwood, Desi was a loving and gifted teacher's assistant at Camden Station Elementary School, volunteered with the prison ministries and was active with Emmaus in Louisville, KY. Her love of children and gift of caring brought her to the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah where she became an integral part of the volunteer program. Above all, she was a devoted, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
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Surviving are her husband, Daniel T. Koci of Savannah; son and daughter-in-law, John and Julie Koci of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Dylan and Emily Kate; mother, Elaine Parker of Amarillo, TX; sister, Miesha Swadley (John) of Little Rock, AR; brother, Trever Modawell of Augsburg, Germany and several nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1828 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205.
Remembrances: The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, 4710 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31404.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Oldham Era on Dec. 19, 2013