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KOCHER, Ruth Eleanor

KOCHER - Ruth Eleanor Age 91, of Johnson City, PA, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Born April 5, 1922 in Moundsville, WV, she was daughter of the late Bruce and Cora (Mitchell) Kocher. Ruth worked as a Public Health Nutritionist for NY State Dept. of Health. Later, she founded the Graduate Nutrition program at SUNY-Buffalo and served as its first director. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church and various nutrition and dietetic organizations. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Kocher. Ruth is survived by her brother, Edward Kocher; nieces, Cynthia Lhost and Ruth Doran; nephew, Bruce Kocher; grandnieces, Adrienne Lhost, Clare and Emma Doran and grandnephews, Jonathan Lhost, David and James Kocher. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:00 AM at Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY 13760. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Homes, 10 Acre Place, Binghamton, NY 13904.

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