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Katherine "Kat" E. KochMay 16, 1991 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 26)
Katherine “ Kat “ Elizabeth Koch, 26, of Wadsworth, passed away October 21, 2017 in Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice Care Center after a battle with cancer. She was born in Akron, Ohio, May 16, 1991 to Ruth and John Koch. She graduated from Coventry High School in 2009 and received her Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Akron in 2015.
Katherine was a talented writer. Two of her works were published in Ashbelt 2015 Literary Journal of the University of Akron and she was a member of the Wadsworth Library Writers Club.
She worked for Kohl’s and participated in the Kohl’s Volunteer Program whenever possible. Her interests included politics, botany, reading, video gaming and was very competitive when playing Magic, The Gathering Trading Card Game at local venues. Her artistic talent was demonstrated in her altering Magic Trading Cards using acrylic paints. She loved books, music, puzzles, cats, dogs, wildflowers and old people.
Katherine was preceded in death by her father, John; and is survived by her mother, Ruth; sister, Elissa (Mark) Starosto; boyfriend, Steven Lutikoff and his parents, Lisa Meyers and Pete Lutikoff; nephew, Tristan; niece, Nadia; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. where a Celebration of Life Service will be held the following morning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Pamer officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 315, Independence, OH 44131 or Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Care Center, c/o Akron General Foundation, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron, OH 44307, in memory of Katherine.