Robert “Bob” Ernest Koch age 73 of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA surrounded by his family. Bob was born December 19, 1948 in Flint, MI, son of the late Arnold and Rosemarie Koch. Bob was well respected as a father, PaPa, sibling, friend and co-worker; while helping, teaching many individuals of his vast knowledge especially when it came to “repairing” items. He loved dancing, gardening, woodworking, skiing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Bob graduated from Goodrich High School in 1967. After high school he studied Electronics at Oakland Community College, R.E.T.S. Electronics schools receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University. While attending High School he worked at Bennett’s TV in Goodrich. Later Bob purchased it until he relocated to Georgia.
Bob retired from Stromquist & Company in 2018 after working a total of 37 years. In addition to working, Bob received a Lifetime membership after serving 46 years with the Lions Club. He was actively involved with the Marietta Lions Club (serving on the board and receiving numerous awards and honors), Goodrich Lions Club and the Leader Dogs for the Blind in MI. He was also a very active member of Faith Lutheran Church, serving on many boards, in particular with building maintenance and repair. He was always willing to lend a helping hand even before he was asked.
Bob is survived by his beloved daughter, Susan Marie Koch (Jarred Miller) and his awesome grandkids: Bradly Keith, Dean Patrick, Kaitlyn , Karson, Cabella, Wyatt Miller. Sisters, Monalee Sue Clements (James), Shirley Hetherington (Bryan), Nettie Stanley (John), Jacqueline DeLaRosa (Antonio) and brother, Edward Koch (Twila). He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Keith Koch. Also, many nieces and nephews and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 1st at Faith Lutheran Church (2111 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA). Visitation is from 12pm – 1pm with the service at 1:00pm. A separate service will be held in Michigan; details will follow at a later date.
We would like to thank everyone for your prayers, thoughts and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to all the staff at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for the great care that was provided.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Marietta Lions Club, Faith Lutheran Church or the Leader Dogs for the Blind.