In Loving Memory of Robert H. Koch

August 08, 1925
Flushing, NY
April 28, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Service

First Church Congregational

Memorial Service

148 Beach Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Cemetery

First Church Congregational Memorial Garden

No date included.

Family Gathering

Charity

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA)

P.O. Box 270341,
Milwaukee,
WI 53227


Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County

1542 Barnum Avenue,
Bridgeport,
CT 06610


Robert H. Koch

Robert H. Koch, age 93, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Katharine S. Koch, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was the son of the late Alfred and Madeline Koch and was born and raised in Flushing, NY and raised his own family there. He moved to Mattituck, NY in his semi retirement years prior to relocating to Fairfield in 1998. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Black Hawk Division which saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters of war and where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Following the War, Robert graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Political Science. He was accepted to law school but instead, joined his wife’s family business working as a machinist and administrator. He also worked in Diesel sales and service and eventually joined his son, Bob, in his contracting business, later in his work life. Wherever Robert lived he was an active member of the community and in the churches he belonged to. He was Past President of the Flushing YMCA, a Hospice Volunteer in Mattituck, and most recently for Habitat for Humanity in Bridgeport where he often worked 3 days a week. He will always be remembered as a person with solid values and always willing to lend a hand. Family meant the world to him and he will be deeply missed. Survivors include two beloved sons, Robert S. Koch of Chapel Hill, NC and Douglas J. Koch and his wife Laura of Fairfield; six loving grandchildren, Holly Berdinka and her husband, Jon, Robert C. Koch and his wife Kelly, Jessica DeCarli and her husband, Greg, Kristin Koch, Jack Koch and his wife, Morgan and Karen Koch; three cherished great-grandchildren, Aiden and Lillian Berdinka and Haley Koch and another expected in June; three brothers, Alfred, Henry and Richard Koch; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Edward Koch. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation in memory of Mr. Koch to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Assoc. (CVSA), P.O. Box 270341, Milwaukee, WI 53227 or Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, 1542 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com

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  1. I hadn’t seen Uncle Bob since my grandparents, Alfred and Madeline Koch, both passed away in 1980. It was with great happiness that I reconnected with him at my parent’s home four years ago. I will always treasure the times we saw each other and I will miss him very much. He was a very kind and loving man.

  2. What a wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. We are so sorry for your loss.