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DOREEN J. KOCH Doreen J. Koch, 97, passed away August 7, 2014 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. Doreen was born May 14th, 1917 in Newark, New Jersey. Mrs. Koch moved to Vero Beach in 1982 coming from Skaneateles, NY. Before retirment, Mrs. Koch worked for the state of New York as an Examiner with the Workers Compensation Board in Syracuse. She traveled with her husband during WW II until he was sent over-seas. Doreen was an active volunteer with the Vero Beach Museum of Art and Indian River Medical Center. She belonged to MOAA as a charter member and Welcome Wagon. Survivors are her son Ronald, daughter-in-law, Jan Detar; grandchildren, Natalie and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her parents Elsa and Joseph Gottsmann; husband, Augustus A. Koch and step-father Earl Lynch. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County Florida. PO Box 644 Vero Beach, FL 32961-0644 or At the request of the family, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book is available at

Published in the TC Palm on Aug. 10, 2014
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