Steven Kochis

steven kochis

September 15, 1949 ~ July 28, 2022

Kochis, Sr., Steven (Lumpy) age 72, of Edgewater, NJ on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Steven served his community as a Edgewater Police Officer for 25 years, as well as, the first 50 year active member for the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department. As a Delegate for PBA Local 45, Steven passionately represented its membership. He served on the Edgewater planning board, Honor Legion & was a respected Little League & Minor League coach. Steven devoted his life to various other civic endeavors which was a testament to his life long philosophy of helping others.

Beloved husband of 51 years to Marie Kochis(Graff). Devoted father to Steven Kochis Jr. his wife Tabitha, Scott Kochis, Trevor Kochis & Shannone, Dennis Kochis his wife Jamie, Colette Stewart her husband Wilbur. Cherished grandfather to Cara, Nick, Bella, John, Kaylei, Amaya, Jack, Autumn, Alexa, Aleah, & Avery. Loving Brother in law & Uncle to Gary Graff, Susan, Beth, Lisa, Mark Kopczynski, Joanie, Ryan Luke & Brandon. Adored brother of Barbara, Candy, & Paul. Predeceased by his father William Kochis, Mother Victoria Kochis, Sisters Linda and Tracy, along with his brother Billy. Steven will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Steven was often found on his porch doing the crossrword puzzle, loved golfing, corny jokes, attending grandkids / nephews sporting events, and traveling with the love of his life Marie. Lumpy was a avid Giants, Penn State, Islanders and Yankees fan. His big personality will be missed tremendously.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday 4:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral home 327 Main Street"opposite Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Wednesday at 9:30 A.M for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Rosary R.C Church at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers please donate to CTC Academy


Mass: August 3, 2022 10:00 am

Holy Rosary RC Church
26 Edgewater Place
Edgewater, NJ 07020

Visitation at Funeral Home: August 2, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: August 3, 2022 11:30 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My heart goes out to Marie and the entire Kochis Family. Lumpy will always be remembered as a kind, funny and warm friend to all who were lucky enough to have known him. Rest in Peace Steven. I love you. Michael H.

  2. My deepest Sympathy to Marie and the Kochis family. Steve was a character, one of a kind. I have many fond memories of Picnic;s , PBA events, Fire Department Softball Games, Steve was always there and great company. He will be missed. Mike Cioffi

  3. So many memories. We can't believe you are gone. You were such a wonderful person and the best brother in law I could have ever hoped for. You have no idea how much you are going to be missed. We love you Lumpy ❣️

  4. So sorry to lose Lumpy. He lit up my office every time he showed up with laughter!!!!!
    “We Are”. Forever

    Anthony V DePietro DDS

  5. To All the Kochis family:
    I just heard that Steve passed away. It was my good fortune to work with Steve
    on several occasions over the years. He was always quick to lend a hand and offer support
    when needed. My sincerest condolences to all of you on his passing. With deepest sympathy,
    Nick Salemme, Retired Fairview Police Department.

  6. Dear Marie; Frank and I send you our condolences. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
    Linda (Singer)and Frank Calvaruso

  7. Mark had great times with Lumpy and I enjoyed the PBA events with Lumpy and Marie…
    My heartfelt condolences to the Kochis family. May he rest peacefully.
    They now walk a Heavenly beat
    through pearly gates along golden streets…
    Above a star-filled sky with a Heavenly view…
    rise the songs these Angels sing…
    Angels forever in Blue
    Kathie Jackson

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