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HAVERHILL, MA - Robert John Koch was born in Summit, New Jersey, on January 5, 1964, one of three sons of the late Jim Koch and Pauline Koch. He is survived by his brothers, Richard Koch, of Irvine, Calif., and Peter Koch, of Wilmington, Mass.; nephew David Koch, of Houston, Texas; nieces, Noelle Koch, and Gabrielle Koch, of Peabody, Mass.; and aunt, Betty Koch; and cousins, Debbie White, David Koch, and Dale Koch, and their families. Bob suddenly passed away from natural causes, at the age of 54, at his home, in Haverhill.
Bob was an operations representative with Bank of America for 22 years. He graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. degree in economics and finance. His college preparatory studies were received from Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, Conn.
Bob was committed to our family as the loving "Uncle Bob" to his nephew and nieces, but he will be most remembered for his care of Mom and Dad during their senior years with countless trips to doctor appointments, and errands on their behalf. He was also a doting "father" to his cat, Macy. Bob was always a great co-host at family events, and became a good cook in the process. He was also interested in news and politics and became a passionate Patriots football fan.
Bob, you will be deeply missed by all of us; and knowing youyou're heading to heaven to continue caring for Mom and Dad. We love you.
Visiting hours at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, MA, will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m., immediately followed by services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Private burial will take place at a later date in the hallowed grounds at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Yard in Newburyport, where he will be joyfully reunited with his mother, Pauline. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the MSPCA Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.
Published on February 5, 2018
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