GOWANDA - Kourtney L. Koch-Zola, age 37, of West Main Street, Gowanda passed away Saturday June 1, 2013 at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo surrounded by family.
Born Kourtney Lynn Koch June 16, 1975 in Gowanda the daughter of Charles and Dale (Johnson) Koch.
Mother of Katelynn M. Koch-Nagle, Anthony C. Koch-Nagle and Jack D. Zola all of Gowanda.
Kourtney is also survived by her sister Laura (Jon) Valone, nieces and nephews Morgan, Allie, Charlie, Madeline, J.J., and Ava Carmella along with Keyon Howell and Gianna Valone. Several aunts uncles and cousins also survive.
A member of St. Joseph's RC Church, Kourtney was also a member of the Slovenian Club both of Gowanda.
At the time of her death, Kourtney was employed as a secretary for the family business (Johnson's Plumbing and Heating of Gowanda).
Kourtney was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Carl and Dorothy Koch and her maternal grandparents David and Louise Johnson.
Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St. Gowanda, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Kourtney's funeral will be held Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph's RC Church Go-wanda where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. (assemble at church) 90 East Main St. Gowanda. Interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery Gowanda where Kourtney wil be laid to rest next to her Grandma and Grampa Johnson. Fr. Joseph Porpiglia, Celebrant.
The family would like to establish a memorial fund for Kourtney's children, any donations may be made to Laura Valone earmarked Kourtney L. Koch-Zola and mailed to P.O. Box 30, Go-wanda, NY 14070.
Arrangements are by the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Go-wanda 14070 532-4200.