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Suzanne Koch, 91, fabric artist, WNED volunteer

March 4, 1922 – Oct. 19, 2013

Suzanne N. Koch, a fabric artist, died Saturday in her East Aurora home after a short illness. She was 91.

Born Suzanne Naeher in East Aurora, she was the granddaughter of William Cable, police chief in Buffalo when President William McKinley was assassinated.

A graduate of East Aurora High School and LaSalle College in Boston, she was noted as a fabric artist with interests in quilting and weaving.

She was a member of East Aurora Country Club, Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church and Morningstar Quilt Guild.

A longtime volunteer for the Friends of WNED, she served as its treasurer.

Her marriage to Rodney A. Morgan, vice president of finance at Dartmouth College, ended in divorce. He died in 1993.

Her second husband, G. Fred Koch, founder of Plywood Plastics in Buffalo, died in 2000.

Survivors include five sons, Rodney A. Morgan Jr., Fritz, Eugene, Peter and Christopher, and three daughters, Paula Morgan, Amy Lasker and Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church, 1812 Mill Road, West Falls.

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