Howard Frederic Koch

October 29, 1920February 28, 2019

Mr. HOWARD FREDERIC KOCH, born on October 29, 1920 in New Haven, Missouri, passed away at age 98 on February 28, 2019 at his home in Maryland. He graduated from University of Missouri in 1942. From 1945 to 1945, HOWARD served in the Navy. He was a Civil Engineer at Federal Civil Service until retiring in 1975 and a Senior Project Engineer in the Deep Ocean Technology and Underwater Systems Branch industry until retiring in 1975. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A.; former husband of the late Luella Arnold. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert H. Koch; and sister, Dorothy Koch Pierce. HOWARD is survived by his daughters, Sandra L. Koch and Marcia C. Koch. HOWARD enjoyed collected native american indian artifacts and novelity items. The collection is recorded in the book "Who's Who in Indian Relics, No. 6". He was a member of Honor Society: Lau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, PiMu Epsilon. He was a deacon at Weems Creek Baptist Church, a deacon at Riverdale Baptist Church, and a lay minister at University Methodist Church. He was a former member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Ordinance Association, Institute of Environmental Engineers and the Severn Technical Society and Good Luck Senior Citizens Stamp Club, the President of University Park Elementary School PTA, the treasurer of Band Boosters Club Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, Md. and University Hills Civic Association, Hyattsville, Md., and a volunteer at University Park Boys and Girls Club. Those who wish may donate in HOWARD's name to in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Weems Creek Church. Friends and family can pay their respects at the celebration of life, officiated by PASTOR DAVID ORR, on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at WEEMS CREEK CHURCH. Robert E. Evans Funeral Home is handling arrangements, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715


  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, March 9, 2019

Howard Frederic Koch

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James & Jacqueline Anthony

March 6, 2019

We enjoyed meeting Mr. Howard Koch through his daughter, Sandy. He was a sincere Christian man. Our deepest sympathy to the Koch Family.