Robert H. Koch, CCAS BA ’69, GWSB MS ’74, of Lexington, N.C., formerly of Oshkosh, Wis., passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. He was born on July 30, 1947, to Robert and Connie Stoll Koch. After graduating from Oshkosh High School in 1965, he attended Wisconsin State University at Oshkosh and GW, where he earned both a bachelor of arts and a masters of urban and regional planning.
Robert held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He served as a housing planner for Fairfax County, Va., and subsequently as an assistant budget director. He was the director of finance for the Prince William County (VA) school system. Following his career in the public section, Bob served for 10 years as a principal in a private financial planning practice. He founded his own consulting practice in 1993, which he sold in 1999. Before retiring in 2009, he worked as a management consultant providing project management services to state and local retirement systems throughout the country.
He was also a volunteer for GW’s Greensboro, N.C. regional alumni club, and he volunteered as an alumni advisor to his fraternity. (Read his profile from the May 2011 Colonial Cable e-Newsletter.)
He is survived by his wife Linda Bagby, daughter Erin Palin (John) from a previous marriage, sister Jo Ann Dirnbauer (Frank) of Wylie, Texas, and nieces Heidi Holtz (Tom) and Aleshia Corley (Robert).