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In Memory of Brian Koch

In Loving Memory of Brian Koch

Brian Koch. 11/13/1967 to 04/06/2020

GDMAF was sad to learn of our dear friend and supporter – Brian Koch – had died on April 6, 2020. Brian and his Mother and Father (Allan and Jan) attended many of the PlanoBar Parties in the 90’s and were great supporters of our organization.

A highlight of Brian’s life was that he danced in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He really enjoyed that opportunity.

Allan and Jan, have donated several items in his memory that we will be raising money in Brian’s memory to continue to help those with HIV and AIDS in emergency needs in North Texas.

His family has requested in his memory to make donations to GDMAF at www.gdmaf.org in his memory. Make your donation here. Please put “Brian Koch” in the “Additional Note” area so that GDMAF and Brian’s family can be aware of your donation.

A special memorial event is tentatively scheduled for November or when it is safe again for family and a few of his friends to gather. Please email plaobar@aol.com if you would be interested in attending

OBITUARY

Brian Todd Koch Obituary – 11/13/1967 to 4/6/2020

Brian Todd Koch, son of Janet and Allen Koch, after some months of illness, passed away on April 6, 2020.  Brian was born in Corcoran, California on Monday November 13, 1967.  He was a resident of McKinney Texas at the time of his passing.

His elementary school years was spent in the Melissa Texas school system.   He attended McKinney High School and graduated in 1985.  From elementary thru high school, Brian attended the Joan Martin School of Dance and Carol Crock Plano Dance Academy.   He was part of a dance company that traveled to New York.  He attended Barbizon School of Modeling in Dallas and later moved to Atlanta where he worked.  He attended classes in fashion merchandising and went on to graduate from Capelli Learning Center in Therapeutic Professional Swedish Massage.   While in Atlanta he danced in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics.  He returned to McKinney in 1998.   He was known for his work with several realtors in McKinney and surrounding areas.

Brian had a great personality and always reaching out to help others through fund raising and charities.  He enjoyed and shared his knowledge and tips on cleaning, cooking, gardening, and cars with many.   He will be greatly missed.   He leaves behind his mother and father, sister, Leesa Mills, brothers Joel Koch and Dana Koch, one sister-in-law, Jacki, two brothers-in-law, Shannon and Gary, two nieces, four nephews, and his beloved dogs.

We want to thank the doctors and nurses of Medical City Dallas, doctors and nurses of Baylor Hospital Radiology McKinney, Texas, and first responders for their help and care.  On November 14, 2020 a Celebration of Life was held for Brian Todd Koch at Frisco Commons Park in Frisco, Texas.  Many longtime friends, family, and doctor gathered to share in the wonderful celebration.   Prayers were given, conversation, and food were shared.  Thank you for all those who gathered alongside our family to say goodbye to Brian.

We love you and miss you Brian.  Brian is truly our angel.

Any donations may be made to your SPCA in Brian’s name.