William Kotch

William Kotch, 69, died Sunday at his home in Nemacolin, Pa.

Mr. Kotch was retired from the Nemacolin Mine. He also worked for the Carmichaels and Jefferson, Pa. senior centers.

A World War II veteran, where he served as a military policeman during the Nuremberg Trials.

He was a founding member of the Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department, a member of United Mine Workers of America, Nemacolin Local 6290, a volunteer scoutmaster for Edinburg Boy Scout troop 558, and a member of Cumberland American Legion Post No. 400 of Carmichaels, Pa.

Survivors include his wife, Edna (Hepler) whom he married Dec. 5 1953; sons, Guy (Dawn) of Cuyahoga Falls, Mark (Angie) of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Charles (Michelle) of Stow; daughters, Mrs. Jack (Cynthia) Rose of Carmichaels and Mrs. Alan (Emily) Trainor of Cuyahoga Falls; 15 grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St., Carmichaels, Pa., where the Veneration of the Cross and Memory Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A Pomen service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday with funeral services starting at 1 p.m. at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, RR 1 Box 91, Carmichaels, Pa., 15320 or Nemacolin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 441, Nemacolin, Pa,15351.