October 12, 1948 ~ January 7, 2008
Thomas G. Kochen, 59, of Pueblo, passed away January 7, 2008. Tom was much loved and will be sadly missed by his wife of 39 years, Sherri and sons, Timothy (Marjean) Kochen of Missouri City, TX and Michael of Pueblo, grandchildren, Amandala and Dominic. He is also survived by sisters, Mary (Dr. Richard) Hettinger, Peg Kochen, and Sue (Jerry) Levay of Sioux City, IA, a sister, Pat (Dr. Joseph) LaScala of Lambertville, MI, and a brother, Robert (Karen) Kochen of Overland Park, KS. Tom was born October 12, 1948 in Sioux City, IA where he was a long time resident. He served in the US Army from 1968-1971, then worked as a telephone technician for 30 years retiring from Qwest Communications in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Ruth Kochen and followed in death by his sister, Judy (Ed) Kasper of Lincoln, CA. Tom was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast who spent many hours on his bike. If he wasn't biking or building something for his home, he was trying out a new recipe on his grill or relaxing with his fishing rod. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand, Pueblo, with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com.