Michael T. Kocha, 75, of Manheim, Pennsylvania and Port Charlotte, Florida, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
Born July 9, 1939 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, Michael, a graduate of Lansford High School, served in the United States Air Force from June 1957 to March 1962. Returning to civilian life once more, Michael found employment with the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, first with the Capital Police and later as a Driver License Examiner. He left state service and entered private employment as an industrial finisher until an accident ended his career. Michael returned to state service as a Legal Assistant from which he retired in June of 1999.
Michael married Elizabeth A. Shearer in February of 2000. He divided his time between homes in Port Charlotte, Florida and Manheim, Pennsylvania starting in 2002. His retirement years were spent on cruises from Alaska to Northern Europe.
He is survived by his beloved wife of fourteen years, Elizabeth A. Shearer, and multiple cousins.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. with Wake service to follow at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Homes Port Charlotte Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. A private committal will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, Florida 33623-3827.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.