Beatrice Marie Koch, 60, of Mountain Top, died Monday, July 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late John and Louise Bicki Koch, Beatrice spent most of her life in Bridgeport and Monroe, Conn., before moving to Pennsylvania eight years ago.
She worked for the BKM Total Office in Milford, Conn., and later for the Country Home Bakers of Monroe until her retirement.
In her youth, Beatrice was well known for her love of music, especially disco. She enjoyed television, watching movies and fine dining.
Beatrice will be fondly remembered as a fun person and a good and caring friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her devoted sister, Eva Guarino, with whom she resided, and her precious nephew and nieces, who were the love of her life, Rocco and Pam Guarino, and their daughters, Ava and Allison, Laurie and Gene Siegfried, and their daughter, Mackenzie, and Karen and Carl Marchioli.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church or the Prescription Fund at Medical Oncology Associates, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.
Loved Cars, Hunting
William (Bill) Hoyt, 86, Mountaintop, died on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born and raised in Benton, he was the son of the late William A. and Ethel (Crawford) Hoyt.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty May (Shiber); devoted son, Barry; as well as nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his brothers, Forrest, Murray, Larry, Kenneth, Graydon, Lyle; and sister, Betty Dummann.
In his early years, Bill was employed by the Benton Foundry, (Benton); Alderney Dairy (Newark, N. J.); and retired as a custodian at Fairview Elementary School in the Crestwood School District, Mountain Top.
Bill had a passion for working on cars, watching Indy and NASCAR races, and hunting with his son and his dogs. He was always ready and willing to lend a hand in any situation, asking for nothing in return. He will be missed by his family and the many persons whose lives he touched with his quiet and unassuming kindness.
Private services will be held at the convenience of his family.