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In Support of Patty Stolnacker Koch

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Raised by 256 people in 6 months
Jeff Koch, the much loved husband of Patty Stolnacker Koch, passed away on November 3 after an unexpected complication with cancer. 

Jeff had a heart of gold, an infectious smile and genuine zest for life.  Jeff and Patty have little girl on the way - - she is due in nine weeks.  Jeff would have been a terrific father, but now Patty is faced with raising this precious child without him.

The friends of Patty and Jeff have organized this gofundme for Patty - - not only to show our love, caring and support to this wonderful friend and mom-to-be, but to also to help relieve some of the many expenses of raising a child.

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Message from Patty:

Everyone, thank you so much for your generous donations to Emelia's Go Fund Me account. Because of your help, I was able to send the majority of the contributions to a 529 Account that will fund her college education. The rest of the funds allowed me to hire a nighttime nurse during those hectic first weeks.

Emelia is thriving at almost four months. She loves to smile and has recently discovered her hands. I think she is very advanced and is headed for the Ivy League.

I have been so fortunate to have had four months with her at home. I return to work next week but am thankful to have found a wonderful nanny which brings me peace of mind.

Thank you all again, here are some of my favorite pictures of Emelia during these past few months. And yes, she looks just like her dad. God bless you all for your generosity and kindness.

Love,

Patty
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Thank you again to everyone who has supported Patty - here’s some exciting news from her tonight that she wanted to share:

Hello! I am so excited to introduce you to Emelia Karlene Koch. She was born on January 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm weighing 7 lbs and 13 ounces at Magee Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Jeff and I chose her name before he passed away because we wanted to honor our families. Emelia comes from the Koch side and was Jeff’s grandfather’s sister (Jeff’s great aunt). Karlene is from my side of the family and was my mother’s name.

Jeff and I were so lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive gestational carrier in Jes Gardner and her husband Ed. They say it takes a village to raise a family. In our case, it took a village to have one. Emelia and I look forward to all of you meeting her very soon.

Love,

Patty and Emelia Karlene Koch
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Hi friends of Patty, thank you so much for your very generous donations. We have exceeded our goal - which is amazing - and I know that Patty is incredibly grateful for not only the financial support but also that so many of you would write her such thoughtful notes of support.
I am able to download all of the comments and donation listings and plan to share those with Patty soon. Go Fund Me has asked me to let you know that I am not related to Patty and that I will be withdrawing the funds for her. I plan to send her the comments along with a check for the full amount of the fund, though I will continue to keep the fund open for folks who are still learning about Jeff's passing or haven't had a chance to donate. I'm hoping that my managing this for Patty will save her this administrative task.
Thank you all again so much for your generosity. Happy holidays, Amanda
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Dear friends of Jeff and Patty, here is the memorial information-

Friday 11/9:
5:00- 8PM Viewing - Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria Va

Saturday 11/10:
3:00PM - Funeral - Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302

Reception to follow at the Home of Tim and Michele Young, 4737 36th St, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sunday 11/11:
11:00AM - Private Burial

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