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Eric D. Koch Sr., 63, of Milton, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home.
He was born July 3, 1953, in Muncy, a son of the late Dison and Hazel (Dewald) Koch. On Nov. 13, 1976, he married the former Shirley I. Straub and they celebrated 40 years of marriage until her death on Dec. 24, 2016.

Eric was a 1971 graduate of Milton Hershey High School and served in the Air Force.
He had been employed by the Post Office in Lewistown, worked in the Driver's License Center for PennDOT in Lebanon, and was a truck driver.
Eric enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Eric Koch Jr. and his wife Alicia, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jason B. Koch, of Milton; three grandchildren, Maddison, Schinel, and Austin; and his siblings, Camilla Koch, of Ithaca, N.Y., Rusty (Rhonda) Koch, of Millville, Corey Koch, of Montandon, Todd Noll (Tina) Koch, of Milton, Terry (Hye) Koch, of Arizona, Raymond (Elizabeth) Koch, of Watsontown.
In addition to his parents and wife, Eric was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Koch.

Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown, followed by the funeral at noon with Bishop Curtis Nickels of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Northumberland, officiating.
Burial will follow in Webster's Cemetery, Huntersville.

Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 29, 2017
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