Robert A. Kochie

Robert A. Kochie

Robert Andrew Kochie
August 3, 1939-August 16, 2019

WENDELL, NC- Robert A. Kochie, 80, died Friday, August 16, 2019.  He was born in Luzerne County, Pa. to Andrew and Catherine Kochie.  He attended Penn State University. He worked as an Engineer with  Measurements Group where he retired after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Catherine, his brothers Emmett, Timothy, Al and Joseph Kochie, and his daughter Jo Ann Kochie Barrett.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, son Robert Kochie(Lyn), daughters Sharon Dempsey(Andy), Michele Kennedy(David), Karen Brown(Jeff), grandchildren Brandie, Shatner, Jennifer, Dustin, Tyler, Kayla, Catherine, James, Abby, Alex and Lawton and great-granchildren Aryana, Layla, Jack, Sophia and Gia.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that gifts be made in Robert’s memory to the American Lung Association

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Wednesday at St Eugene’s Catholic Church 608 Lions Club Road, Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Glenda Kay Harris Posted August 20, 2019 6:56 am

    Pat and family. So very sorry to read this. My condolences for you and all your family. Bob was certainly loyal to his ministry within the church in Wendell.

  • Randy Stephenson Posted August 20, 2019 8:10 am

    Thoughts and prayers are sent out to the entire Kochie family. Bob and Pat were so kind and gracious to me when I was Sharon’s 6th grade teacher at Whitley Middle School.

  • Sebranek family Posted August 20, 2019 10:40 am

    Sorry for your loss

  • Michael Bower Posted August 20, 2019 11:55 am

    My deepest condolences to the family. Bob was a wonderful man, friend, and mentor. I will never forget his warmth and sense of humor

  • Robert Monkovich Posted August 20, 2019 12:11 pm

    My sincerest sympathies go to the Kochie family at this time. “Bob’ and I had many a phone contact throughout the 1980’s on strain gage applications and Photoelasticity that made my work much easier at IBM/Lexmark. A smooth character with a great sense of humor. Rest in Peace ‘Bob.’

  • Tim Barrett Posted August 20, 2019 1:01 pm

    Pat, Bob Jr, Sharon, Michele and Karen,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Grampy. All of the grandkids and great grand kids will miss him deeply, as all of us will too. He was such a special husband, father and grand father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time in your lives. We all know that Jo Ann was there to greet him when he arrived in heaven on Friday as well as his brothers. So you know he is well taken care of. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Love Tim

  • Tom & Betty Anne Corby Posted August 20, 2019 1:07 pm

    I first met Bob in the early 60’s while we were employed at Hercules, Inc. in Rocky Hill, N.J. After a few years there, we both joined Measurements Group and had a wonderful work relationship for many, many years. Remember the good Memories. Bob was Special.

  • Dustin Barrett Posted August 20, 2019 1:42 pm

    Grampy, Grampsters, Grampers, Gramps. You’re deeply missed by all your friends and family. I will be forever grateful to have had you in my life growing up. You took great care of your family, taught us invaluable life lessons, and loved us all unconditionally. As i write this i can’t stop thinking of our song “you’ll take the high road and i’ll take the low road, and ill be in Scotland before yeeee. and me and my true love will never meet again on the bonnie bonnie banks of loch lomond”. Watch over all of us please and say hi to Mom for me!

  • Brenda & Jimmy Lewis Posted August 20, 2019 7:50 pm

    Prayers & Love to all. Worked with Bob at Measurements Group. Great person.

  • Jason Der Posted August 20, 2019 8:44 pm

    To the family, I am extremely sorry for your loss and I apologize for my inability to make the funeral. Bob was a great man and an amazing friend to my family. I have nothing but fond memories of him and all of you. I love you all very much and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • James Posted August 21, 2019 7:44 am

    I’m sorry sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob for many years and he was a good friend. He will be missed

  • Jacquie & Steve Katz Posted August 21, 2019 1:25 pm

    Bob never failed to brighten the mood, offer good advice, or just help you out. It wasn’t possible to have anything but pleasant moments with him. It was a privilege to have worked alongside him and to have shared time with him.

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  • Henry & Carrie Grant – Neighbors Posted August 21, 2019 5:10 pm

    We’re so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We just heard today, You and your family have our sincere sympathy, Bob was a warm and friendly guy and would always stop to chat with Grant while walking in the neighborhood.

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