Richard E Koch

  • Born: August 19, 1947
  • Died: January 28, 2017
  • Location: Kent, Ohio

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

628 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
Tel. (330) 673-5857

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard E. Koch died on January 28, 2017 surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of Patricia (Davis). Rick and Patti met in junior high school, a teen-age romance that lasted 55 years. Loving father of Christopher (Marleny), Troy (Yildiz), Meredith (Justin), and Schuyler (Jenna). Proud grandfather of Ariel, Courtney, Noelle, Owen, Ricky, Kathryn, Avery, Grant, Juliet, and Teddy. Preceded in death by grandson William. Son of Ernest (deceased) and Elizabeth (Troyan). Brother of Kathryn (deceased) and Dale. Rick served in the USCG for four years. He was employed by General Electric as a fluorescent technician and was part of the team that developed the compact fluorescent bulb. Throughout his life Rick had many hobbies, including drawing and painting, building motorcycles, photography, ham radio, boomerangs, bonsai, jigsaw clock making, model airplane building, gardening and cooking. He will be greatly missed. Burial private. A celebration of life will be planned for summer.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a 1938 one dollar bill from The Government of British Guana with what I believe is Richard's signature on it. I found it among my dad's things when he passed. They must have crossed paths in the military.

Posted by Kirsten Hiatt - Oceanside, CA   April 23, 2017

Patti, so sorry to hear.

Posted by Jim Miller - Ravenna, OH   February 09, 2017

Oh, Patti. I am so sorry for your family's loss. It sounds as if Rick left a legacy of love in your 55 years together. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Tina Bergmann - Brady Lake, OH   February 08, 2017

So sorry for your loss Troy, Yildez and family! You have an angel watching over your family now. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Marysue Murray    February 03, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by SR - OH   February 02, 2017

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - Kent, OH   February 02, 2017

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