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Francis J. Kucherich

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

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Francis J. Kucherich, 92, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Somishka) Kucherich.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rochen) Kucherich.

He was a 1945 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an electrician for Mack Trucks for many years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.

He coached Stiles AA and Coplay Connie Mack baseball. His team won the 1974 state championship.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas and his wife Gail and Gerald and his wife Karen; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Daniel.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Suite 102, 399 Market St., Philadelphia, 19106.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.