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E. Michelle (Tsirelis) Koch

December 3, 1968 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 53)


Michelle Koch, 53, went home to be with the Lord on May 10, 2022.  She was born December 3, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio to Michael and Stella Tsirelis. Her sweet, friendly, kind and creative spirit will remain in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched.


In addition to her work with children and as a dental assistant, she had a gift and passion for interior design and flower arranging. She loved Jesus, animals, cooking and caring for her family.


Michelle is survived by her loving parents; twin sister, Angie Tsirelis; brother, Mike (Dawn) Tsirelis; nieces and nephews Brandon, Rachel, Nicole, and Michael; dearest friend, Chris Garnai; and her fur-babies, Charlie and Smoky.


A private family graveside service will take place at 1 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, 3655 Wales Road NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 with Pastor Matt Coutcher officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made in Michelle’s name to Woodlawn Church, 2800 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708 or the Humane Society of Stark County, 5100 Peach Street NE, Louisville, Ohio 44641.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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Private Interment

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
3655 Wales Avenue NW
Massillon, OH 44646

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