July 15, 2020
Palmer Koch, 90, of Tow Path Lane, Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at home.
Born on December 12, 1929 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John and Irene Chapman Koch.
He was an Army Veteran.
Palmer was a Packer at Alcoa Aluminum for 40 years, retiring in January 1993 and was a member of the Alcoa 25 year club.
He was a member of Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont.
He was a past president of the Aluminum Workers International Union Local #405, a former member of both Tremont Borough Council and the Schuylkill County Board of Public Assistance. Palmer loved the game of golf and was an avid golfer. He played baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers Farm System and was a member of the Allen Rogowicz Chapter Pa. Sports Hall of Fame. He was an avid Notre Dame fan.
Palmer was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and loved spending time with his family
Preceding him in death was his wife of 61 years, Joan Conway Koch in 2015; a granddaughter Crystal Carey; and a great grandson.
Surviving are two sons, Kerry Koch of Tremont, Scott Koch of Danville; a daughter, Kathy and husband Edward Frank of Cressona; four grandchildren, Ashley Koch, Jonathan Koch, Jordan Frank, Lauren Carter; eight great grandchildren, Autumn Felty, Gavin Umbenhauer, Savanna Carey, Isla Carter, Caelum Carter, Aurora Kimmel, Jeffrey Ernst and Wilder Sticker; a great great grandson Jonah Felty; a sister, Lois Bahner of Sinking Spring.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry St. Tremont, Pa. with Father Paul Rothermel officiating. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Tremont.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Most Blessed Trinity Parish 113 Cherry St. Tremont, PA 17981 in his memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at www.hlnsyderfuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Palmer Koch, please visit our floral store.