Shirley Ann (Stefanick) Koch

    Shirley Ann (Stefanick) Koch, 82, of Robeson Twp., Birdsboro, PA passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024 in the comfort of her home. Born in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Kadis) Stefanick. She was the wife of James A. Koch, Sr.

Shirley graduated from Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary High School in Pottsville, in 1960. She then graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1963. She worked as a registered nurse at all 3 local hospitals until 1969. She then worked at Berks County Home Berks Heim where she was President of Berks Heim Nurses Assoc. until retirement in 1996.

Shirley rode with Western Berks Riding Club for 8 years, was a member of the American Kennel Club, U.S. Dog Agility Assoc., and was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RCC Church in Douglassville, PA. Shirley enjoyed training her dogs, trap shooting, and horseback riding.

Surviving Shirley, along with her husband James, are: son: James A. Koch, Jr. husband of Shirley M.; daughter: Lisa Marie Carter, wife of Mike; 1 sister: Rose Sinisky; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son: Robert A. Koch; and brother: Allen Stefanick.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:00AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A visitation will be from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the funeral home, prior to the service. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church Cemetery.

Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.