POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home in Struthers for Gerald J. Kotch, 73, who passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Hospice House.

Gerald was born on October 13, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of John and Helen Adams Kotch.

He worked as a property protection patrolman at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company and Michigan Hangar in Hubbard, Ohio and Exel Industries Can Plant in Youngstown as a tow motor operator, retiring in 2020.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of the Mahoning  Sportsmen Association.

He played in a band in 1968 and 1969 called the Stepping Stones.

Gerald married the former Sandra Davis on April 24, 1982 and she passed away December 21, 2010.       

He leaves two brothers, John (Mickey) Kotch and Ron (Judi) Kotch, both of Struthers; a stepgrandson, Richard Wire, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Susan Wire, both of Struthers and several  nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, wife and stepson, Richard Wire.

Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Visit www.clementefuneral home.com to send condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald J. Kotch, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Thursday, October 12 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.