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Virginia Slavik Koch


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Virginia Slavik Koch Obituary
December 13, 1921 - March 22, 2016 Virginia S. Koch passed away peacefully at her home in Pasadena, Ca., on March 22, 2016 at the beautiful of age 94. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Dr. Edward Frank Slavik and Anna Mae Lustig. She attended La Grange High School, then Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Northwestern University in 1943. She was a member of the AOPi sorority there. Virginia was a hard worker and was employed at various companies before getting married including NW Ayer/Chicago (advertising), US National Bank, Pennsylvania Railroad, & Southwest Airlines in SF. She married Charles Henry Koch in 1956 and had two children, Charles & Nancy. She enjoyed 51 years of marriage to Charlie as members of both the Valley Hunt Club and the Dana Strand Beach and Tennis Club, in days gone by. While raising kids, Virginia volunteered 20 years with the Girl Scouts, City of Hope, Panhellenic, and at Polytechnic School as the Upper School Room Mothers chairman and in the Poly Drama Department. She attended every football, soccer, & baseball game of her own children and grandchildren that she could. She will be remembered as "simply the best." Virginia and Charlie enjoyed traveling the world for many years by ship and air until buying a weekend house in Rancho Mirage and making memories with their grandchildren. Virginia was predeceased by her husband Charles H Koch and her brother Walt Slavik. She will be loved and missed by her family, especially by her daughter Nancy Koch Chulay (Benjamin) of Pasadena, Ca., and her son Charles Edward Koch of Santa Monica, Ca. Also by her grandchildren Schafer Chulay, Kate Chulay and Piper Koch. Services will be private. Virginia's wishes were to be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at their summer place at Deer Lake, in Northern Michigan. Her grandchildren are the fifth-generation to carry on the family's traditions at this property since 1850. The family would also like to thank her incredible caregivers Silvia Martinez, Angela Garcia, and Claudia Gomez. Any donations can be made to the Polytechnic School, Pasadena, Ca., in her honor.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 8 to Apr. 10, 2016
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