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Stephen J. Kochish Jr.

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STEPHEN J. KOCHISH JR., 88, OF BOYERTOWN Stephen J. Kochish Jr., 88, of Boyertown, husband of the late Mary Jane (Gallagher) Kochish, passed away on Saturday, May 10 at Pennsburg Manor. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Stephen Sr. and Marie (Vaszari) Kochish. Stephen worked for the former Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1981 and was a US navy and US Army veteran serving in Both WWII and the Korean Conflict respectively. He was a member of St. Anthony's RC Church in Brooksville, FL and a former member of St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown. Stephen was also a member of the Pennsylvania Club in Brooksville, FL, the American Legion Post #186 in Brooksville, FL, a former member of the American Legion in Boyertown and a Life Member of the Sassamansville Fire Co. Surviving are sisters Veronica E. Fortune of Williams, Iowa and Marie Becsi of Pottstown; and other nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be Friday, May 16, 11 a.m. at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown with Fr. Martin Kern officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Mercury on May 13, 2014
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