Margarethe Essig (Koch)
Margarethe Agnes Essig (nee Koch), a longtime resident of Thornwood, NY, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018 after a brief illness. She was 73. Margarethe was born in the Bronx, NY on May 25, 1944 to the late Anna and Erwin Koch. She grew up in Thornwood, NY and attended Thornwood and Pleasantville schools, graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1962. Margarethe worked for many years as a customer service representative at Burke Heat. She was actively involved in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne, NY and Mt. Pleasant and Ossining Seniors. Margarethe was a proud honorary member of the Thornwood Fire Department. Celebrating her German heritage, she was also a member of the Bavarian Club Edelweiss. Margarethe is survived by her son, Michael and Michelle Essig of Valhalla and her loving grandchildren, Daniel and Kaitlyn Essig. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Ann Koch, nephew Robert (Lisa) Koch, nieces Kristin Pacicca and Heather Koch, and great-nephew Cory Pacicca. She was predeceased by her son Mark Essig and her brother Walter Koch. The family will receive friends at Beecher-Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville on Wednesday from 3-8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thornwood Fire Department or Trinity Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated.