Robert Kocher, Army veteran

Robert I. Kocher, 82, of Palermo, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at home.

Born in Pennsylvania, he had lived in the Palermo area since December 1967. He received his associates’s degree in mechanical engineering and retired in 1986 from Packaging Corporation of America after 37 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He was an Army Korean War veteran and member of Fulton VFW Post 569.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; children, Ronald, Ruthie, Rebecca, Royanne, Rachel, Richard and Roger; sister, Lois; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours or services. Contributions may be made to Fulton VFW Post 569, Cayuga St., Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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