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Muriel Koch, Longtime Oakland Resident

OAKLAND, N.J. -- Muriel Koch (nee Monroe) died Dec. 27 at her longtime Oakland home of 50 years.

She was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Harry and Catherine Monroe.

She was the sister to five siblings, Joe, Bobby, Jimmy, Catherine and Peg. She was the wife of Howard J. Koch, of the Bronx, NY. They were married Oct. 18, 1958, in Brooklyn, N.Y., residing in Brooklyn until moving to Oakland in 1964.

She worked at Manito School before continuing her career at Citizen’s First Bank, Russ Berrie Inc, Homestead Roofing and retiring from Shisesdo as an Export Administrator after 15 years of service.

She is survived by husband Howard J. Koch, Oakland; children Maureen Koch, Oakland, Kevin Koch, Stillwater, Minn, John Koch, West Milford, Mary Pille (nee Koch), Oakland, (predeasced by Steven Pille, Woodland Park) and Brian Koch, Pompton Lakes; grandchildren; LJ, Matthew, Allison, Julia Koch of West Milford and Joseph, Steven, Brian and Anthony Pille of Oakland.

A funeral liturgy will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church,117 Franklin Ave., Oakland, followed by a private cremation.

Family and friends can visit from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oakland First Aid, P.O. Box 5, Oakland, NJ 07436.

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