Lawrence S. KOCHER
FUNERAL HOME
Charles Meyer Funeral Home
13228 Broadway
Alden, NY
KOCHER - Lawrence S.
Age 74, of Alden, NY, went home to the Lord on Friday, April 30, 2021. Beloved husband of 47 years to Shirley (Walter) Kocher; loving father of Karen (Ernest) Belzile, Kevin and Kathleen (Brian) Oliver; dear grandfather of Shelby Kocher, Tyler and Victoria Belzile, Aurelia, Portia and Atticus Oliver and the late Ched Oliver; brother of Barbara (Paul) Astri, Christine (Keith Rose), Charles (Lydia), David (Darlene), Deborah (Gilbert) Maue and Cynthia Krolick; step-brother of John (Kitty) Bicheler, Thomas (Judy) Bicheler and Linda (Mark) Nelson; son of the late Glenn and Frances Kocher; step-son of the late Theresa (Kiener, Bicheler). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John's R.C. Church, Alden, NY, Wednesday, May 5th, at 11 AM (please assemble at church). The Mass will be live streamed at www.stjohnalden.com. Family will be present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 13228 Broadway, Alden, NY on Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Memorials may be made to St. John's Parish. Share your condolences at meyerfuneralhome.com


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Published by Buffalo News on May 3, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
4
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Charles Meyer Funeral Home
13228 Broadway, Alden, NY
May
4
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Charles Meyer Funeral Home
13228 Broadway, Alden, NY
May
5
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
St. John's RC Church
, Alden, NY
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It is now two months since our brother, Larry moved on ahead of us.
This has been one long day. Memories flood in from the past.
There was a time when he was only a phone call away. He would
show me how to do everything from cars to algebra, to computers to
the camera then estate planningWe’ve said it well that Larry was
the master of all that he did. He would not merely do what you
needed, but taught you how to do it. Larry researched the family tree.
I believe his curiosity is satisfied as he has met many members of the
family and he reunites with those he knew on earth. I trust that Larry
knows that he fulfilled his purpose here and is helping prepare a place
for us. Wishing peace to the family as we move through this season of
adjustment. All he asks of you is to remember him as loving you.
Peace and Love
Christine Kocher
Sister
July 2, 2021
Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jim Rice
May 13, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful man who will be truly missed.
Dussault Family
May 9, 2021
It was with deep shock & sadness we heard the news about Larry’s passing. Growing up on Sandridge Road, the Kocher and Strimple kids were intertwined in each other’s lives for so many wonderful years. Best friends, we did everything together. We built a clubhouse together back in the woods combining our 2 last names & calling it Erpleton. Larry was like another brother to me and our family has so many special memories of him. We are so sorry for your loss and are holding you all close in our hearts and prayers.
Tessa (Strimple) Arent
Teresa Arent
Friend
May 9, 2021
We were shocked to find Larry's obituary in the 6 May 2021 Alden Advertiser! We offer out deepest condolences. Larry and I worked together on family history many times. He was my link between Cook and Kocher history.
Marlin & Helen Gillette
May 7, 2021
Shirley... sooo sorry for ur loss... with all this health scare going on on Sunday when I heard Larry's name it didn't dawn on me n I just went home.....read about it in the advitiser n just couldn't believe it... A good quite man who's presence will be missed... take care


Christine Mekarski
May 6, 2021
Growing up we all went to St John’s School. The Kochers and Mc Carthy’s were one of the stops along the way. The church and school brought our Catholic families together. He has now graduated to a new better.life.
Cathy Meyer
Friend
May 5, 2021
Shirley, my heart breaks for you & all your family. I am so sorry for your loss - it is a loss to the whole community. At least you can be comforted knowing he is in a much better place and that you have many wonderful, beautiful memories to help you get through this trying time. God bless. --- Nancy Weisbeck
Nancy Weisbeck
Acquaintance
May 5, 2021
To ALL the Family:
Larry was a pillar in the family, church and community and will be greatly missed. His "actions" spoke louder than his voice (except for a bad "baseball call") , and his demeanor provided an settling influence that shaped many a situation. His efforts and support for St. John's, in his adult life, have been visible to many. But his commitment began early when he served "daily" mass for many a year, including recognition as "Server of the Year" several times. If would be hard to identify anyone who served more masses at St. John's than Larry....ever! He taught many young servers their Latin prayers and mentored many a fellow Boy Scout in Troop 117. Early examples of "who he was" throughout his life. His examples and influence will be missed but not forgotten.
We were blessed by his presence, influence and example.

I can envision St. Peter already feeling some relief, knowing Larry will take care of many a thing for him, and probably without even being asked.
Jim McCarthy
Family
May 5, 2021
So sorry to learn of Larry's passing. He was a good man and hard worker. He also took good care of his Dad. I'm sure he'll be sorely missed.
Linda Frost
Acquaintance
May 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss. The Kochers were my second parents growing up. You will always be remembered and in my heart.
Renee Morrison
Friend
May 4, 2021
Larry was truly a good man and is at peace with the Lord.
Al and Monica Farrell
May 4, 2021
Dear Shirley and Kocher family, we are so very sorry for your loss, I pray that God gives you all peace and comfort during this difficult time..We have such fond memories of Larry he was such a great man always helping others. He is now at the feet of Jesus, job well done good and faithful servant. Take comfort knowing that God has you all wrapped in his arms. You all have such a great bond and are so very close, rely on you family friends and above all your faith, we will be keeping you all in our prayers and sending all our love and hugs.
Michelle, Cecily and Kim Lehman
Kim Smith
Friend
May 3, 2021
Dear Shirley and family

We were so sorry for your loss and to hear of Larry passing. So sorry, also, that I cannot be there with you all. Larry was a very special, caring man who is now in the lords hands. I know your family and strong faith will help you through this. Sending love, hugs and prayers to all.
Chris Hanks
Friend
May 3, 2021
Dear Shirley, Karen & Kevin, so very sorry for your loss of Larry and your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just down the road if you need anything at all, even a walking partner. We have another angel watching over us all.
Colleen Ernst
Neighbor
May 3, 2021
Dear Shirley and Kocher family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort. My prayers are with you.
Sue (Lueke) Mye
May 3, 2021
Dear Shirley and family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father.

Larry and I were connected through Ancestry.com. We were cousins and shared many family connections. My great grand mother was Magdeline Kocher Philipps.

I am a Roman Catholic Priest in the Diocese of Buffalo. I am currently pastor at Good Shepherd Church in Pendleton, NY

Be assured of my prayers!

Peace,

Fr. Dan Young
Rev. Daniel Young
Family
May 3, 2021
It is with tearful shock seeing the passing of Larry. I have been in the house for over a year now and daily await the knock at the door, with Larry standing there with a break from his bike ride. Larry was one in a million. Always working to help someone else, with a smile, visit or hard work. Surely he is in the arms of His Lord. He will be missed by so many. Family is never the same, but knowing Larry is in his heavenly home, is so refreshing. What would we all do without our loving God. God Bless the Kocher family.
Joan Dusterhus
Friend
May 3, 2021
Shirley and family, We are so sorry to hear of your families loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandy Plant & Family
Friend
May 3, 2021
Dear Shirley and family, We are very sorry of the passing of Larry. His many activities were great examples for us all to follow. He will be missed, especially at the Holy Name meetings! Our deepest sympathey to you Shirley and all family members, God bless.
Everett & Sandy Boone
Friend
May 2, 2021
Dearest Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sending you and your family healing prayers and hugs. Larry was a wonderful and hard working husband and father. Heaven gained a new angel. Sending love
Susan Czamara
Friend
May 2, 2021
So very sorry for your loss.
Renee landahl
Friend
May 2, 2021
Dear Shirley and Family, With heavy hearts we offer our sympathy and prayers at the loss of Larry. Shock and disbelief still abounds. Your are strong with faith and family and know that these will get you all through at this sad time. God Bless you all.
Joe and Darlene Dahl
Friend
May 2, 2021
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