To compassionately serve and guide families with our experience and knowledge as they honor their loved ones.
It has been our honor to serve you, our neighbors, at our South Atherton location for the past 40 years.
Many things have changed in our world over these years, but one thing that hasn’t is our desire to help you memorialize your loved ones.
We want to fulfill your wishes in a personalized and meaningful way.
Please let us know how we can help.
F. Glenn Fleming
Funeral Director, Supervisor
"The experience to serve you better, the compassion to understand your needs".
As Glenn said, we want to fulfill your wishes in a personalized and meaningful way.
Part of my work is about co-creating individualized services with you.
It is my privilege to hear the stories of your loved ones’ lives, write one-of-a-kind services and then officiate at these services.
It is also my privilege to companion you on your grief journey.
Jackie Hook, MA
Spiritual Director and Celebrant
If I’m being completely honest, I was one of those “just cremate me” or “throw me in a box” people. I thought it didn’t really matter to me.
But after all that I’ve learned, I realized that that is not only not true, it’s also not fair. It’s not fair to the people I love. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is just how important a funeral is.
In my research and writing, I’ve learned funerals are such an important aspect of life. They help us celebrate and remember a life. They help us find meaning and perspective, and they show us the purpose our loved one had during their time with us. Funerals also are part of a healthy healing process. They bring us closer together with friends and family and give us an outlet to publicly express our grief in an open and comforting environment.
Ultimately, they help us with the transition of a death and the acceptance of a loss.
Watch the video below and learn more about the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program.
Please watch the video below. This video is a recap of the November Monday's Moments Gathering, Conversations Count. This is part of the Time for Family, Time for Talk monthly series.
Please Join Us. Visit our Community Outreach page to view our upcoming events.
The Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program offers resources to help your family have those important conversations. This holiday season we are bringing the “Time for Family, Time for Talk” campaign to our community.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime is an outreach program with materials designed to encourage families to talk with loved ones about life, the things that matter most, and how they want to be remembered after death occurs. Read More>>>
The rules are pinned to the top of the Facebook page or for a full set of rules on how to participate, click here.
Make a difference of a lifetime. Read More>>>
The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone who has experienced the death of someone special. For five weeks, we will offer an education and support/discussion group with time to talk, share and learn about how to cope with what can be difficult times. Please join us, these gatherings are open to the public. Read More>>>
The Koch Funeral Home Funeral Planning Guide was carefully designed to meet the needs of our community; it is both informative and educational. This is a resource for you. With the help of experts in various fields, this guide is a compilation of important items to consider.
Some of these items include: Preplanning, Burial Services, Cremation Services, Cemeteries, Veterans Services, Travel Security Plans, Legal Issues and Estate Liquidation.
Please contact Jackie Hook if you would like to receive a copy or click here to learn more.
Thank you to Ken Noel Photography who provided professional staff pictures.
Thank you to Zack Maser, Jess Hook and Kimberly Intorre, Our Valued Treasures, who have provided local photography for our website.
Welcome to our website!
We are happy to welcome you to the Koch Funeral Home website. We hope you find it user friendly and informative.
We have learned that meaningful funeral experiences are an important first step on your grieving journey. Other steps include taking the grief you feel on the inside and expressing it on the outside, or mourning in ways that are significant to you. To help encourage you and others on these journeys, Koch Funeral Home partnered with Jackie Hook and created Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program. This program helps and supports individuals as they grieve.
To learn more about this program and content that may help you individually or family members you are invited to read our Monday's Moment blog or visit our Facebook community. Our intention is to share supportive information that will be helpful to you and your family.
As always, feel free to contact us should you need any assistance.
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Phone: (814) 237-2712 | 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801