Kathryn Koch

  Kathryn Koch (nee Ruff), 98, died peacefully at home in Old Tappan, NJ on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  Widow of Henry who passed away in 1993, she was a former NJ public school teacher at Thomas Jefferson School in Northvale and a founding member of the Rosary Society of St. Pius X Church in Old Tappan.

  She is survived by a daughter, Sr. Charlotte Koch, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace of Haverstraw, NY,  and a son, Robert Henry Koch of Old Tappan and two beloved grandchildren, Allison and David.  In addition, she is survived by two siblings, Anne Schiebel of West New York, and Sr. Barbara Anne Ruff of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Peekskill, NY.

  She is also survived by numerous treasured nieces and nephews.

  The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, December 7th at 10:30 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan with interment to follow at Old Tappan Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale on Friday, December 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.