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Ellen C. Kocher

October 22, 2016


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Ellen Candice Kocher

October 22, 2016


Ellen Candice Kocher, 72, formerly of Wilkes-Barre passed away at her Penn Lake residence surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, after a lengthy illness.


Born June 29, 1944 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. Ulrich and Lillian Ulrich Blisseck.  Ellen attended G.A.R. Memorial High School. She worked at Kory Manufacturing in Wilkes-Barre and she retired in August 2015 after 38 years of dedicated service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.


Ellen enjoyed bingo, trips to Atlantic City and many family vacations.  Most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.


Surviving are her daughters, Ellen Al-Saigh and her husband, Abdul, Wilkes-Barre and Sharon Hughes and her husband, Robert, Penn Lake; grandchildren, Nichole Malinovitch McDermott and her husband, Brian, Amanda and Brittany Hughes and Alycia Al-Saigh; great granddaughter, Angela Malinovitch; brothers, Lawrence Ulrich and his wife, Lisa and William Ulrich;  aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.


Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  Private Funeral Services with interment in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown will be held at the convenience of the family.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Ellen’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.