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.
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Dear Carol, Kristan, Heather, Stephanie and family,
We are very saddened by Leo's passing. He was our best friend. We had
many, many good times together. He will be greatly missed by us. We are
praying for all of you during this difficult time. Our love goes out to you all.
Love, Don & Christine Webber
Submitted by Don and Christine Webber on Sep 18 2018 12:45:15 PM
Dear Carol and family, Bobby, Steve and Doris,
Our hearts are filled with sorrow with Leo’s passing. He will always be in our hearts and will always be remembered.
Our love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Love Aunt Loretta and MaryLou
Submitted by MaryLou Koch on Sep 11 2018 11:18:45 PM
Carol, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love that surrounds you, and all your memories soften the pain, We will keep you in our prayers.
Submitted by Bob and Karen Chretien on Sep 10 2018 08:21:21 PM
I just learned of Leo's passing purely by accident and am deeply saddened. Leo was my supervisor and friend when we worked at Kollsman Instrument Co., and his humor and encouraging attitude was a great help to me during that time. My deepest condolences to Carol and his family.
Submitted by Raymond Tuck on Sep 10 2018 08:17:25 PM
Jan FLAHERTY lit a candle for Leo Koch, Jr.
Jan FLAHERTY lit a candle on Sep 9 2018 01:09:28 PM
Joni and I were shocked and saddened by Leo's passing. He was a good friend and we had some fun times together with him and Carol, both in Nashua and South Carolina. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and their entire family.
Submitted by Joe & Joni Kaye on Sep 9 2018 11:40:10 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Leo's passing. He was a mentor to me in my early days at Kollsman. I will always remember his quiet, yet strong leadership abilities as he taught me how to deal with people.
My deepest sympathy.
Submitted by Paul chaparian on Sep 9 2018 09:16:43 AM
Claire Leveille lit a candle for Leo Koch, Jr.
Claire Leveille lit a candle on Sep 9 2018 09:02:57 AM
I knew Leo through the Surfside Moose Lodge. He and his wife are terrific people. I wish the I had gotten to know him better.
Submitted by Frank Scafidi on Sep 8 2018 06:32:30 PM
Carol, Bobby, Steven, Doris Jean and families,
Thinking of you at this difficult time, keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.
Paula Jackson and family
Submitted by Paula Jackson on Sep 8 2018 03:25:33 PM
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