Thomas Martin Koch

Thomas Martin Koch

Thomas Koch, peacefully passed away on April 23, 2019 at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC, he

was 65 years old.

Born in Baltimore to the late Donald J. and Anna E. (nee Goldstraw) Koch, Tom was a 1972

graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School. In 1999, Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in

Business Administration from Coker College where he graduated with Cum Laude honors. After

working as an electrician for many years, Tom followed his calling by pursuing a career in

nursing in 2008, and continued to work as a registered nurse until his passing.

Tom was passionate about politics, the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Terrapin basketball, and

the Baltimore Orioles.

He is survived by his beloved children, Melanie K. Alt and her husband, John, and Megan N.

Koch, and his grandchildren, John “Jack” Alt and Mary-Katharine Alt. He was affectionately

known as Opa by his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy.

Tom is also survived by his loving companion, Mary Speigel, with whom he enjoyed traveling,

attending concerts and Myrtle Beach Pelican games, and spoiling their chihuahua, Harley.

Additionally, Tom is survived by his cherished siblings Donald, Terri, and Cynthia, as well as

many nieces, nephews, cousins, and the Blickenstaff family.

Tom will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, kind spirit, and infectious smile.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please use the Guestbook tab above to send messages to the family.

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Susan Holland
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 04/24/2019 22:52:47

What can we say when God unexpectedly takes our loved one, Tom, to be with Him for all eternity... so much sorrow and yet there is great joy and relief knowing that Tom accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. It is a comfort that we will all be together again in Heaven. Try to remember God loves us and He is with us at all times. May His Word give us strength through His powerful gift of Faith. May God bless you and keep you in His gentle, comforting arms.

Created On: 04/24/2019 19:55:19

I know that this is a difficult time for you, my hope is that you will be comforted from God's inspired word the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21: 3,4 gives hope of a future resurrection and the complete elimination of death, pain and mourning under Jesus' kingdom

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