OSWEGO, NY – James Koch was brought into this world by Albert and Rose Koch on March 1, 1926, in Oswego.
Jim left this world on Wednesday July 10, 2019, surrounded by family in his home – he was not alone.
Jim and wife, Mary, brought three children into this world: Susan, Richard and Kathryn.
Jim worked in the machine shop business for many years in Oswego.
In 1974, Jim and son, Richard, moved to Colombia, South Carolina, going to work for Escort Marine Services.
Over time, Jim and his son wound up in Houston eventually moving into the Magnolia area.
Jim found his spot working in the centrifuge business.
Over the years working with Bird Machine, Hutchison Hayes, South – West Centrifuge and eventually Cen – Tex Centrifuge Services.
Jim contributed much to this industry.
Jim had been blessed with six wonderful granddaughters: Samantha, Jamie, Jessica, Gretchen, Heidi and Inga.
Jim’s granddaughters have also blessed him with 10 great-grandchildren.
Over time Jim has made many friends in his life, he loved to talk and they loved to listen.
All his family and friends know Jim’s favorite hobby in retirement was clearing brush.
He had often been referred to as a beaver.
Yes, there were times we would have to hide the chainsaw as he was inclined to get carried away.
Many a yard has he made beautiful and this beauty will survive him for many years.
He gave his family and friends so many wonderful memories – we will long reminisce – most often with a chuckle.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at noon at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.