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.