Beatrice Marie Koch, 60, of Mountain Top, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late John and Louise Bicki Koch, Beatrice spent most of her life in Bridgeport and Monroe, Conn., before moving to Pennsylvania eight years ago.
She worked for the BKM Total Office in Milford, Conn., and later for the Country Home Bakers of Monroe until her retirement.
In her youth, Beatrice was well known for her love of music, especially disco. She enjoyed television, watching movies and fine dining.
Beatrice will be fondly remembered as a fun person and a good and caring friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her devoted sister, Eva Guarino, with whom she resided, and her precious nephew and nieces, who were the love of her life, Rocco and Pam Guarino, and their daughters, Ava and Allison, Laurie and Gene Siegfried, and their daughter, Mackenzie, and Karen and Carl Marchioli.
Funeral services will be noon Friday in St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton, Conn., with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Boston Avenue, Bridgeport. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church or the Prescription Fund at Medical Oncology Associates, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.
Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home. To sign an online register or for directions, visit www.leskopolkefuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on July 24, 2013