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Robert Eugene Kocher, Sr

July 27, 2023


Robert Eugene Kocher, Sr., 81, of Moore Township, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at St. Luke’s University Hospital –Bethlehem Campus in Fountain Hill, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the loving husband of Shirley M. (Trach) Kocher to whom he was married 60 years on April 20th.  Born in Moore Township, he was a son of the late Eugene F. Sr. and Marguerite J.(Applegate) Kocher.  Bobby, as everyone called him, was a 1960 graduate of Northampton High School.  He was employed for 32 years at Mack Trucks in Allentown, where he worked in the Research and Development Department.  A mastermind, he designed parts for trucks that were engineered and replicated for production.  Bobby was also known for inventing things that made life easier and more efficient.  As a teenager, he achieved the Eagle Scout Award.  Bobby was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and he enjoyed restoring cars, including Mustangs for his sons.  Cutting wood, maintaining his property, and living in his log home with his wife near the Blue Mountain were among his treasured pleasures.  Bobby especially enjoyed spending time with his family and creating many loving memories that his family cherishes.  

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Shirley, he is survived by their four wonderful children, Penny Evans and husband, Robert Sr., of Moore Township, Robert E. Kocher, Jr. and wife, Lori, of Lake Ariel, Jeff Kocher and wife, Katie, of Northampton, and Rebecca Licini and husband, Christopher, of Walnutport; 10 grandchildren, Cory Kocher, Ryan Kocher, Robert Evans, Jr., Tyler Evans, Courtney Evans, Preston Evans, Kaleb Kocher, Gianna Licini, Gabriella Licini, and Arianna Kocher; four great-grandchildren, Arden, Etta, Iloh and Kensley Kocher; five siblings, Donald L. Kocher, Sr. and wife, Sharon, Winifred I. Beil and husband, Luther, and Larry G. Kocher and wife, Barbara, all of Klecknersville, Eugene F. Kocher, Jr. and wife, Marge, of Moore Township, and Tina L. Brezack and spouse, Colleen Gilbert, of Bethlehem; nieces and nephews.  Bobby was predeceased by a sister, Sandra L. Tashner.

Services: A Memorial Service in celebration of Bobby’s life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 12 Noon in Christ Church Little Moore United Church of Christ, 913 South Mink Road, Danielsville, PA 18038.  Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon in church.  Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.  

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Christ Church Little Moore United Church of Christ or you may consider planting a tree in memory of Bobby by visiting his obituary online at and selecting plant a tree.


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August 12, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Little Moore (New Hope Cemetery, Danielsville)

Memorial Service
August 12, 2023

12:00 PM
Little Moore (New Hope Cemetery, Danielsville)


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