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David F. Koch

David F. Koch, 67, of Avoca, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Post Acute Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Avoca on June 15, 1952 and was the son of the late Francis S. Koch and Mart T. (Stankiewicz) Koch.

David was a former member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca. He was also employed as the Sexton of SS Peter and Paul Parish, Avoca for many years. David was a 1970 graduate of Pittston Area High School and later graduated in 1972 from LCCC, where he excelled in golf, winning many high school and college tournaments. He enjoyed working on cars and small engine repair and really loved Indy Car Racing. He always looked forward to watching the Indianapolis 500. David also enjoyed listening to oldies music. He was a very knowledgeable well-read man that could converse on many topics. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the beloved brother of his sister Deborah Koch, with whom he resided. Also surviving are his aunts Helen Lozinski, Mildred Stankiewicz; his uncle Thomas Stancavage and his wife Peggy, and several cousins.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:30am at Nativity of Our Lord Parish Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea with Fr. John V. Polednak officiating. If attending the mass,

please be mindful that the church is only allowed to use 25% of their maximum capacity. Kindly use you discretion. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509-1598

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.


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