Richard G. Koechlin - September 15, 2009

  RAVENA Richard G. Koechlin, 82, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2009.  Richard was born in Alcove son of the late Gustav and Sarah Koechlin.  He was a Ravena High School graduate and an Army Air Force veteran.  Richard had worked for the former NY Central Railroad and the NY State Dept. of Transportation.  Richard enjoyed gardening.

     Survivors include his wife, Joan Koechlin;  sister, Doris Willey;  nieces, Kathy Deyo and Karen Boomhower;  and nephew, Kim Willey.

      Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, September 18th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 12 Noon.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  Contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, 175 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.