Mrs. Dorothy R. "Dot" Koch, 91, of Lehighton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Hospital. She was the widow of Harold D. Koch, who died in 1990.
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She was a secretary for The Baer Company, Lehighton, for 38 years before retiring in 1977.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late William and Arlean (Sthare) Sharbaugh.
She was a 1938 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton, where she was a trustee since 1945 and served as the church treasurer from 1957-2005.
Surviving are a brother Dern, and his wife, Eileen, of Lehighton; five nephews and a niece.
She was also predeceased by a brother Melvin; and a sister, Marjorie Lobien.
Service: Funeral service noon Friday, Oct. 5, First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton, with the Rev. Lois Randolph officiating. Interment, Gnaden Huetten Cemetery, Lehighton. No calling hours. Contributions in her name may be made to the church, 304 Mahoning St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Third and Alum streets, Lehighton. Online condolences may be offered at www.schaefferfunerals.com.