Edwin F. Koch Jr.


Edwin F. Koch Jr. MD. died Thursday, March 17, at Royal Megansette Nursing Center In Falmouth. His daughters, Helen Koch of Vineyard Haven and Barbara Koch of Santa Cruz, Calif., were at his side. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Dr. Koch, formerly of Muncie, Indiana, moved to Falmouth in 2006. He was an active member of the Indiana medical community, serving as president of the Indiana Radiological Society, chairman of the Clinical Staff of Ball Memorial Hospital, in Muncie, president of the Muncie Academy of Medicine and chairman of the Health Division of the Community Services Council of Delaware County. He was a participant in many community organizations including Planned Parenthood of Delaware County, Indiana, of which he was president and the United Way of Delaware County where he served as a board member.

Dr. Koch was born in Nashville, Tenn., on July 16, 1927, son of Annie Clark Davis Koch and Edwin F. Koch Sr. He was a graduate of Shelbyville, Indiana, High School. He received a B. Sci. Degree in Nautical Science in 1948 from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., a BA in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1951, and a Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1955. Additional medical education included an internship at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. and a radiology residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis from 1958 to 1961. He served as an Active Duty Lieutenant in the United States Naval Medical Corps from 1956‑58. He was board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, and served on the staff of Ball Memorial Hospital for 33 years. He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

A lover of the visual arts, he was a life trustee of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

There will be a military service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Tuesday, March 29 at 11 am.