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Paul Myron Koch, 84, of 216 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, passed away at his home Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, 2018.
A native of Milton, he was born April 3, 1933, a son of the late Harry Ralph and Edna (Baker) Koch. He was married to the former Mary E. Rhoades who preceded him in death Sept. 4, 2017, after 66 years of marriage.

Paul attended schools in Milton and Lewisburg.
He retired from Chef Boyardee after 28 years of service. Previously he was a mail carrier, milk man, worked at a bowling alley, the Lewisburg Chair factory, and Milton Shoe factory.
Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, and had fixed and painted vehicles and had also painted school busses for the church.

Surviving are seven children, Juanice O'Brien, Kathleen Hans, Paul A. Koch, Carol Willis, Ralph Koch, James Koch and Rose Seibert; 20 grandchildren, Terry Parker, Tony Parker, Patty Ford, Elania Davis, Jennifer Koch, Janelle Koch, Daryll Koch, Larissa Willis, Mary Kay Strasser, Ann Koch, Edna Musser, Eliza Koch, Patricia Koch, James Koch, Jr, Amber Koch, Michael Koch, Andrew Koch, Amanda Mitchell (Gomez), Kristy Vittoria and David Manley; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda S. Pehowic; one grandson, Paul A. Koch Jr.; and one sister, Faye Showers.

Friends and relatives will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Published on February 8, 2018
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