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Martin Koocher

Martin Koocher, age 89, husband of the late (Arline) Rhoda Koocher, Lexington, passed peacefully on August 31. Martin was born in 1930 to Jake and Ida Koocher. He was raised in Dorchester, graduated Boston University and Northeastern University. His siblings are Ronald Koocher and the late Dave Koocher and Sophie “Sis” Nadler. Martin was married for 65 years to Arline Rhoda (Cohen) who was the one true love of his life, and is survived by his three incredible children, Michael Warren, Dean Eric and Kenneth Joel, three beautiful daughter-in-laws Kimm, Diane and Stacy as well as four amazing grandchildren. Jake, Rosie, Travis and Dustin. Martin served in the National Guard and rose to the rank of Sergeant. He spent over 25 years working for Arthur D Little, in Cambridge Mass. He was a founding partner of Crystal Diagnostics, and spent the last part of his career at Biokit. His passions included gardening, ocean fishing and baking. He spent the majority of his life giving everything to his family, who are left that much more blessed by his sacrifice. Graveside services are private. Remembrances may be made to Hadassah New England, www.hadassah.org/regions/northern-new-england


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Martin Koocher

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Deborah Leeman

September 6, 2020

I am deeply sorry to hear of Martin's passing.

I am a former co-worker of Martin. We worked together at Biokit.

Martin was very kind and quite nice and brilliant. Martin always took time to exlain and I certainly appreicted this. He had a good sense of humor. He liked to bring seasonal produce from his garden to share with the office, which was great.

I am honored to have worked with Martin. My sincere condolences to Martin's family and friends. May he RIP.

In sympathy, Debbie Leeman

Brian Bixby

September 4, 2020

Marty was one of the nicest and most loving Uncles there ever could be. And Rhoda and Marty raised the most wonderful sons imaginable. Proud to be related to all the Koochers and Cohens.

JoAnn Young

September 2, 2020

Sending our deepest sympathy to Michael, Dean and Kenny and the entire family. Mr Koocher ( Marty) will always have a special place in our hearts. Remembering a wonderful neighbor and friend to our family. Rest easy Mr Koocher.

With love, The Spuria family.

Jack Rubeski

September 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Martin for several years at biokit in Lexington and Bedford. He was very helpful to me when I first started there and was always a great co-worker.

Marilyn Racette

September 2, 2020

I met Mr. Koocher at our temple in Waltham, Temple Beth Israel. He was always a pleasure to see at services, and to talk with afterwards. I am so sorry for your loss, but I am certain that his memory is a blessing.

Ruth Bernstein

September 1, 2020

Condolences to Michael Dean Kenneth and their families on the loss of their father, grandfather who was such a wonderful person. My words would never do him justice so I will just say treasure all the wonderful memories ❣️


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