WINDHAM, NH, FORMERLY OF ANDOVER: Mr. Alfred A. Koch of Windham, N.H., formerly of Andover, beloved husband of the late Marian J. (Banville) Koch, passed away at home on April 24, 2015. He was 90 years old.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., on June 6, 1924, he was the beloved son of the late Frederick and Suzanne (VanOvertveldt) Koch.
Al was a WWII Army veteran, entering the military on March 9, 1944, at Ft. Devens and receiving his honorable discharge on December 23, 1946. He attained the rank of Sergeant and served as a Squad Leader for K Company, 334th Infantry of the 84th Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, three Battle Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, and Good Conduct Medal for his exemplary service.
Al held a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a master’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from Northeastern University in Boston. He worked as a physicist for Textron Defense Systems for more than 30 years. In his spare time, Mr. Koch was a volunteer for the Lawrence History Center and Boy Scouts of America, and had served as Trustee Emeritus of the Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS).
He will be dearly missed.
Al is survived by his two loving sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael J. and his wife, Wanda A. Koch of Windham and Christopher J. Koch of Andover; sister, Mildred Moreland of Syracuse, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Stephen W. Koch and Daniel E. Koch.
His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 198 Haggett's Pond Rd., Andover, on Tuesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends attended. Calling hours in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover, were Monday, April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment was held in West Parish Garden Cemetery, Andover. Donations in Alfred's memory may be made to the Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01840, or Andover Village Improvement Society, P.O. Box 5097, Andover, MA 01810. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  April 26, 2015