August 21, 2017
Arlene M. Kocher, 90, of Seaway Avenue, Alexandria Bay, passed away Monday afternoon at River Hospital, after being stricken at home.
Arlene was born in Endicott, NY on July 13, 1927, the daughter of Francis and Nellie Marbaker Hood. She graduated from Union Endicott in 1945. She married J. Fred Kocher on June 7, 1947 in Endicott, NY.
The couple vacationed in the Thousand Islands for many years and moved to the area to live after Mr. Kocher’s retirement from IBM in Endicott. She enjoyed to traveling and boating on the St. Lawrence River.
She is survived by her husband J. Fred, their sons, Ronald, Conway, SC; Gary, Alexandria Bay, NY, Barry, Hilton, NY, their daughters, Mrs. William (Lynn) Cucci, Vestal, NY; and Mrs. Gary (Donna) Gressler, Watertown, NY; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her sisters Maritta Gosart and Beverly McGovern predeceased her.
Calling hours will be held at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, on Thursday, August 24th from 7-9 pm. A calling hour will also be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park Chapel, Vestal NY from 1-2 pm on Friday, August 25th. A prayer service will be at 2:00 pm at the VHMP Chapel.