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David "Skip" Kotsch

December 24, 1964 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 55)


Lisbon- David “Skip” Kotsch, 55, of Elkton-West Point Rd., passed away at 1:35am, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Salem North Healthcare Center.


Skip was born December 24, 1964 in Salem, the son of Marilyn (Williams) Kotsch and the late Ronald Kotsch, and had lived in the area all of his life.


After attending Beaver Local High School, he worked in the strip mines all of his life, lastly with Westmoreland Coal Company.


Skip loved riding motorcycles and side by sides, or anything else that had a motor.


In addition to his mother of New Waterford, he leaves behind to cherish his memory his companion, Margie Virden of Lisbon; son, Jerrid Allen Kotsch of Ohio; sisters, Lisa (Stan) Bussard of Lisbon and Laura (Mark) Pine of Rogers; nephews, Curtis Laughlin and Christopher Smith; his dog Natty; and many friends and buddies.


Skip was also preceded in death by his son, Dalton Kane Kotsch.


Following his wishes, no calling hours or funeral services will be observed.  Private burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at


Arrangements are in the care of the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.


Friends may also view Skip’s memorial tribute page and send condolences at 


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Private Committal

Crest Haven Memorial Gardens
6080 State Route 7
New Waterford, OH 44445

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