Barbara M. Koch, 80, of Taylor, formerly of Alden Mtn. Road, Alden and Nanticoke, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her home. She was the widow of Robert Koch, who passed away in 2005.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Strunk Burg.
She was a graduate of Northeast High School, Philadelphia, Class of 1959. Prior to retirement, she was employed by First Eastern Bank, Wilkes-Barre.
Barbara was a woman of strong Lutheran faith. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, until its closure. And was a member of various Lutheran churches in the Nanticoke area.
Barbara was a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, who was cherished by family and friends. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. She was a proud volunteer of Foster Grandparents, Nanticoke. Barbara loved to vacation in Cape May, NJ and her trips to Mt. Airy Resort, PA. She also enjoyed playing bingo and corn hole games with her friends at Oak Hill Senior Apartments, Taylor.
She is survived by her son, David Koch and wife, Lynn, Clarks Summit; daughters, Diane Sachaczenski and husband, John, Falls; Karen Karsko and husband, Anthony, Pittston; grandchildren, Bryan and Laura Sachaczenski, Tony and Angelia Karsko; several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, William Burg and sister, Carolyn Van Zandt.
A Funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with Nate Sauers, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp..
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.