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Family Testimonials...

I have been to several funeral services that Jackie Naginey Hook officiated, and she gave sensitive and powerful guidance. I would highly recommend her services.
~Karen Kurtz Earl 

Grateful for the kindness to my family in a difficult time.
~ Carolyn Hatley

About 25 years ago my mother-in-law passed away and required a special funeral service.  Koch was there for us!! I can't say enough to praise their professionalism and kindness during our emotional down times.  Glenn is a gentleman and scholar.  Hope you won't need him soon but if you do he'll be there to advise and assist you.
~ Dr. Bakker

Katie, our family extends our thanks for the professional way that you helped us celebrate the life of our father and husband.
~ Family Served

Thank you for the care, respect and dignity everyone at Koch Funeral Home gave to me and my family.
~ Family Served

Thank you for explaining everything to us as we made our decisions.We appreciated your kindness and compassion.
~ Family Served

Glenn Fleming was kind and patient with our decision making.  He was gentle warm and compassionate.  We felt like we were the only family he was helping and that he truly cared about us.  
​~ Koch Funeral Home, State College, PA - Submitted by OGR Family Contact Above & Beyond , The Golden Rule

I cannot say enough about Jackie, we used Jackie Naginey Hook to perform the ceremony.  She spent so much time with us to listen to the life stories about our mother.  The service was so personal and such a positive experience.  I am sure our mother was looking down and was very proud of what we did.  Also, Jackie helped us organize the luncheon with finding the perfect location and going over the food choices.  Thank  you Jackie, it was truly an amazing service thanks to you! 
 ~ The Kunes Family

Glenn Fleming is one of the most kind, patient and loving men on the planet!   God bless you and your wonderful team.  
~ Sandy Wilkey Muller

Thanks so much to Jay Herrington and the entire Koch Funeral Home staff for your deeply caring, professional, and kind support.
 ~ Shawn Fisher 

Koch Funeral Home, Glenn Fleming, Breanne, Jay, Gary and the staff were exceptional with the viewing and funeral service for my Mother, Marian Nelson-Cole. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for making this time easier for me. You were all wonderful and I appreciate all you did for me.
~ Sharon M. Jodon

I was ten years old when my grandfather, Roy Barto passed away.  Since then Koch Funeral Home has continued to care for three generations of my family.  The staff has always gone over and above what was required and we truly appreciate their concern and understanding.
~ The Gauthier/Givler Family

Our family cannot say enough about the caring and compassionate manner that Koch Funeral Home showed us during Joe’s viewing and funeral. They exceeded expectations during a challenging and difficult time.
~ The Paterno Family

We made preneed arrangements for my mother Mildred Demko. The staff at Koch Funeral Home made it very easy for us during the process and made us feel very comfortable. Seeing my mother for the first time after her passing, she looked so much at peace and so very beautiful! 
~ The Fausette Family

The Koch Funeral Home was instrumental in assisting my family with the arrangements for my father’s funeral service. Their care, concern and compassion eased the process through this difficult time. The service and professionalism provided by Glenn and his staff was excellent.
~ The Mackes Family

Empathy, cooperation, professionalism and attention to detail are some of the words that describe my experience with Koch Funeral Home.  My family and I have experienced the loss of my husband and my mother within a short period of time.  In Philadelphia we were merely clients and at Koch Funeral Home we were treated as family, which was a very comforting experience.
~ The Bonner Family

We were in State College for a short period of time to arrange a memorable service for the passing of my father. My husband and I were favorably impressed by the compassionate, timely and professional service afforded us.  We have only the highest regard for Koch Funeral Home.
~ The Harman Family

Koch Funeral Home is a lovely facility and the director and staff are genuine and caring people.  We were impressed and grateful for the solace, courtesy, and professionalism of everyone at the Koch Funeral Home.
~ The Knapp Family

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Business and Community Testimonials...

The support the Koch Funeral Home provides to individuals and families during a time of loss is unprecedented. Jackie Hook and the staff at Koch make it their mission to ensure that families receive the care, compassion, and comfort they need after the death of a loved one. The  support Jackie gives to the community, from Helping Empty Arms Recover Together, for couples who have experienced pregnancy or early infant loss, to Helping Grieving Hearts Heals, shows the compassion and care she and the Koch Funeral Home have for families in our area.
~Holly Oxendale, Executive Director, Tides Program

We are so appreciative of Koch Funeral Home's generous sponsorship for the important mental health programming Jana Marie Foundation does for kids, families and the community here in State College and the Centre Region. It is the commitment and support
of local businesses that make it possible for Jana Marie Foundation to open minds and save lives.

~Jenny Hwozdek, Event Producer, Philosophy of Hope - Sponsoring Jana Marie Foundation

"Meeting others who are grieving in a 'safe' spot has been a blessing to me.  I didn't think I would need it but it has always given me something that fit into where I currently was.  Jackie has a talent for making so many different kinds of people feel comfortable and able to share.  Helping Grieving Hearts Heal - Monday's Moments luncheons is a good service and one that others should be informed about so they can move on through their personal grief." 
~ Monday's Moments Participant 

For more than a century, Koch Funeral Home has offered dedicated service to Centre County and the Centre Region.  Their long-time support of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and its mission reflects their commitment to community.  On their 44th year of CBICC membership, we say, "Thank you!" 
~ Lesley Kistner - V.P. of Communications/Marketing, CBICC

Jackie, you bring such peace to the room.  Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to participate.  The sharing that occurred filled my heart.
 ~ Holly - Helping Grieving Hearts Heal Participant 

The peaceful and caring culture at Koch Funeral Home comes directly from its supervisor, F. Glenn Fleming.  His number one priority is compassionately serving families and the positive culture flows from that.  Glenn is passionate about his work as a funeral director. 
~ Jackie Hook, Spiritual Director/Celebrant

Glenn Fleming is one of the most positive, caring persons that I have encountered as a resident of State College.  His warmth and genuineness combined with his quiet manner expresses his concern for others.
As a Kiwanian, Glenn has served for almost twenty years as the chairperson of the Holiday Basketball Tournament which is held each year between Christmas and New Year’s at the State College High School.  His expertise in organizing this event with its many facets has always ensured a successful tournament for the high school teams that participate.
Recently, Glenn was honored with a Walter Zeller Medallion for his donation to the international project of Kiwanis-ELIMINATE.  Working with UNICEF, Kiwanis chose this vaccination program to inoculate mothers and babies in a preventive measure against maternal/neonatal tetanus in countries where this disease is prevalent.

~ Kathryn T. Mackes, Kiwanis Club of State College

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra I offer the heartiest congratulations to Koch Funeral Home and to Glenn Fleming as they reach this landmark celebration of 100 years of service to our community.  We are especially grateful for Koch's support for PCO's musical programs for young people in our schools and for our family concerts and for Glenn's service as adviser and President of PCO's Board for many years. His dedication to the musical arts in our community was recently recognized by PCO's Board of Directors through his election to the Amadeus Society for his support, dedication and enthusiasm for the musical arts in our community.
~ Douglas Meyer, PCO Founding Conductor and Music Director

Glenn is a professional and his compassion for his business is memorable.
For the past 6 years I have been a member of the advisory board for the Salvation Army of Centre County.  The motto of the Salvation Army is "doing the most good".  The organization serves hundreds of Centre County families who are in need of financial assistance, back to school items, Christmas gifts, etc. Koch Funeral Home and Glenn have been strong supporters for the annual Hope Endures Dinner which is one of the main fundraiser for the organization.  Glenn and his wife Margie are very involved in the community and have attended the annual dinner on numerous occasions in an effort to support our organization in making a difference. 
Happy 100th Anniversary to Koch Funeral Home and Glenn for their continued support and care in serving the Centre County Region both professionally and personally!

 ~ Jack Heckendorn, Salvation Army of Centre County

Glenn Fleming daily lives out the philosophy of giving back to the community and Hubert Koch would be proud!
There are many lessons I learned by watching and listening to Glenn while we served together on the PCO board. Working with Glenn on fundraising for the orchestra and then on the Executive Committee while he was President of the PCO, I came to both respect and admire his dedication to making our community a better place to live for us all.  I admired his quiet demeanor and his quick intelligence, his ability to listen to others with courtesy but to be undeterred from the essential issue of the problem under discussion, to act always with honor and integrity and not to be swayed by expediency.At this, the 100th anniversary of the Koch Funeral Home, I wish to thank Glenn Fleming for his dedication to his business and his community.  I wish both him and the Koch Funeral Home many more years of service.

~ Patricia Stutzman-Roeber, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra

It has been said that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. One of Glenn Fleming’s traits is that he loves what he does and takes great pride in being a member of the funeral profession. He is a tireless advocate for funeral service. He has been an active and dedicated contributor to both the Central Pennsylvania Local Chapter as well as the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. Glenn served as District Governor for PFDA from 2003 to 2010 and was the 132nd President of the largest and oldest state funeral association in the country with over 1000 memberships and 3000 members statewide.
~ Kathy Ryan, Esquire -PFDA, Execuitve Director & General Counsel 

Koch Funeral Home, as well as Glenn Fleming, have been known for their commitment to professionalism and quality service. The funeral home and the staff have consistently been leaders in the community as well as the funeral service profession in Pennsylvania. 
Here is wishing the funeral home another 100 years of service and Glenn Fleming a successful year as President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

~ John Erikson-PFDA, Advisor

Glenn Fleming has been a long-time supporter of State High and many of the high school programs.  Each year Koch Funeral Home gives a generous financial donation, with other parents and alumni, to help keep over 500 teenagers safe at the After-Prom All Night Party. As a local businessman, Glenn knows how important it is to give to local events.
~ Joy Vincent-Killian, Chair Fundraising State High ANP 

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