Plair W. Koch

February 17, 2022
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Mr. Plair Koch, 93, of Lehighton, passed into eternal rest on Monday, February 7, 2022, in Maple Shade Meadows, Nesquehoning. He was the husband of the late Carolyn M. (LaRose) Koch who died Nov. 26, 2021. They were married for 71 years on Aug. 26, 2021. During his life Plair had many jobs including a milkman, working for the NJ Zinc Company, a ticket agent and switch operator for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, co-owner/operator of LaRose’s Skating Rink, Lehighton and Paxton Skateland, Paxton Illinois. He retired after 30 years with US Postal Service. After retiring from the US Postal Service, he was a courier for Techna Graphics and a greeter/assembler at WalMart, Lehighton. Born in Union Hill, on November 12, 1928, he was the son of the late William B. Koch and Mary (Beidelman) Koch Highland, and stepson of Harry Highland. He was one of the oldest members of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton. He was very active in the church serving on Council, church treasurer and as an usher. In his youth he was active in Boy Scouts and played baseball for the former Fairyland Farms Baseball Team, Franklin Township. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family, was an avid reader of various events in history especially wars and gardening. He enjoyed watching football and loved eating sweets. He also enjoyed talking with people and telling stories about his life. Surviving are five daughters, Roxanne Koch of Lancaster, Claire, wife of Richard Everett of Harrisburg, Deborah, wife of Patrick Fagan of Willow Street, Brenda, wife of Roy Artz, and Barbara Koch, both of Lehighton; a stepsister LaRue (Highland) Slavicz, wife of Edward Slavicz, of Bethlehem; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a great-great grandson. Service to be announced. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mtn. Boulevard, Mt. Top, Pa. 18707.

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