Leo Koch, Jr.



Leo A. Koch, Jr., 74, of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away Monday, September 02, 2018 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born September 06, 1944 in Abilene, TX, son of the late Leo A. Koch, Sr. and Doris Berard Koch.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years, Carol A. Koch of Murrells Inlet; three daughters, Kristan Koch of Bradford, MA, Heather Palmer and husband David of Wexford, PA and Stephanie Dinunzio and her husband Paul of North Andover, MA; two brothers, Robert Koch of Raynham, MA and Steven Koch of Murrells Inlet; one sister, Doris Jean Koch of Rockland, MA; and five grandchildren, Hannah (Ryan) Tidwell, Jacob Palmer, Hollis Palmer, Mia Dinunzio and Madelyn Dinunzio as well as many nieces and nephews.

Before retiring to South Carolina, Leo spent his time working at the MIT-Apollo Space Program in Cambridge, MA, Kollsman Instruments in Merrimack, NH as well as Choice Metals in Bedford, NH. He was a coach for Nashua Youth Soccer Team, the Women’s Soccer Team at Mount St. Mary’s High School and the Women’s Soccer Coach-BG-1992 State Champion. He also coached for the hockey beginners program for Green Hornets in Nashua, NH. He skated for the Boston Bruins Charity Co-Team. Leo also ran in four Boston Marathons with his friend Don Webber. He also enjoyed cooking and singing karaoke.

Leo was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Surfside Beach, the American Legion and he attended St. Michael Catholic Church.

A celebration of Leo’s life will be led by Father Ed Fitzgerald 11:00am Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 with military honors. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Leo’s name be made to the American Legion Murrells Inlet Chapter, 3950 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.