The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 27, 2013

Florence Kotchin

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — KOTCHIN – Florence, 91, Johnstown, died Jan. 25, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center. Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Jerome, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Malek) Kotchin. Preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, George Koval; brothers, Walter Sr., Frank, Edward, Bernard, Ben, John and Stanley Kotchin; and sisters, Helen DeBettencourt, Gaynell Russo and Blanche Martin. She is survived by her brother, Alfred Kotchin; caregiver, Gail Kotchin, Dallas, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Florence’s neighbors and friends for the loving care they offered over the years. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Davidsville, where a funeral Mass will be held at noon Tuesday, Father Michael Lewandowski, officiating. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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