John Cookie M. Koch

November 1, 2001 - December 8, 2001

11/01/2001 - 12/08/2001

Past Services

Monday December 10, 2001
12:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Monday December 10, 2001
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday December 11, 2001
10:30 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

KOCH, John M. ”Cookie” 80, of Windsor Manor, Wheeling, died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born November 1, 1921 in Wheeling, a son of the late Bernard W. and Mary Striff Koch. He was a retired Truck Driver for Tower Lines, was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling and was a WWII Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel M. Gabel Koch and a brother, Harold A. Koch.

Surviving is a brother, Richard W. Koch, Sr. of Triadelphia; a sister-in-law, Lillian O. Koch of Wheeling; three nephews, Robert K. Koch of St. Clairsville, OH, John E. Koch of Wheeling, and Richard W. Koch, Jr. of Triadelphia; three nieces, Nancy J. Miklas of Wheeling, M. Christina Koch of Triadelphia and Judi L. Kalinski of Martins Ferry, OH; several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Monday, December 10, 2001, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Rev. Larry Dorsch as celebrant. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemebery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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George Bud Gruber
8 years ago

I offer my sympathies to Cookie’s family.

Lisa Gruber
8 years ago

We offer our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I am used to seeing Cookie in town while I am on my lunch hour. I will miss seeing his smile.

Geary & Janet Gruber
8 years ago

We were sorry to read about Cookie’s death. We recently saw him at the Mall. He was always friendly and remembered

you with a kind smile. We will miss seeing him.

Angela Sells
8 years ago

When I was just a teenager and working at Stone & Thomas Tea Room, I loved waiting on Cookie… Such a funny guy, and these people stay in your memory forever. Then 16 years later I walk into Colemans fish market to have dinner with a few friends and there sits Cookie! I walked over and said “HI Cookie” how could you forget and he said Hi Angela… Was I shocked! He remembeed my name and I aksed him how, he said “how many waitresses skip & whistle” A kid full of life. I could not believe it. We sat for about 20 minutes just reminiscing. I think that he was going to a Nailers game that evening and I told him to be careful, to tell the truth, I just hated leaving him there. My friends came and we said goodbye, not knowing that it was going to be our last…

May God Bless