Lawrence T. Kochis, Jr.

Lawrence T. Kochis, Jr., Taylor, formerly of Scranton, passed away Tuesday morning in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.  His wife of 43 years is the former Ann Wheeler.

Born 1954 in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Lawrence T. Sr and Sarah “Sally” Featherby Kochis and was educated in Dunmore schools graduating from the Dunmore Central Catholic High School and also attended the University of Scranton.  Larry went on to have a long career at Metlife Insurance Company as a computer analyst.   He served honorably in the United States Air Force.

Also surviving are his son Lawrence T. “Larry” Kochis, III and his wife Regina; a sister Mary Ann Earley and husband Harold; grandchildren Aaliyah, Landyn, Linkyn, Gianna and Rocco;  nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister in law Robin and Donna Kochis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11am  in the Trinity Congregational Church 220 S. Main Ave. West Scranton officiated by Rev. Jeremy Mullins.   Military honors will be rendered immediately following the religious service.

Friends may call Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the church.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to the donor’s favorite charity.


  1. Colleen Davitt

    Larry and family. Our sympathies and condolences on the loss of your Dad. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. The Davitts

  2. Carlene Gula

    Larry and Ann. I was so sorry to hear this news. I remember him as very kind, gentle man who had a wonderful family. Sending prayers of comfort to you during this time.

  3. Thomas (TJ) Jubon

    Larry and I worked together many years at both MetLife and Cylogix. He was a great man and a mentor to me as my manager. He will be missed!!

  4. Rose Lackenmier

    Ann & family – I’m very sorry for your loss. I worked with Larry and he was such a great guy. I learned a lot from him and had so much respect for him. I hope your fond memories bring you some peace during this difficult time.

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