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.