American Veteran 04

Alan A. Loch

August 4, 1944 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 76)

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Alan Arthur Loch, 76, of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania.  He was the beloved husband of Susan Gossett Loch, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. 

Born in Macon, Georgia, Alan was the son of the late Arthur Franklin and Esther Weeks Loch. He grew up in Berks County and was graduated from Muhlenberg High School outside of Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1962.  He was awarded an ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a BSEE degree in 1967. While in college, he founded the OU honors dorms and met his wife, the love of his life. They were married in August 1968.  

After college, at the height of the Cold War, Alan proudly served his country as a naval officer aboard the nuclear submarine USS Daniel Webster, SSBN 626.  After leaving the service he founded Trinity Associates, Inc., an electrical engineering testing firm, which he operated with his wife and family for 43 years. He was widely respected in this field for his expertise, problem-solving skills, hard work, diligence and dedication to customers.  

Alan was passionate about God and country and was an avid student of history. In 2012 he and Susan purchased WFYL 1180 AM, a Christian, conservative talk radio station serving the Valley Forge, King of Prussia and greater Philadelphia areas, which he managed for the past 12 years.   

Alan and Susan and their family made their home in Swarthmore, Delaware County, PA, for 35 years before moving to Chester County in 2009.  His favorite hobbies were reading, hiking, traveling, water parks, rafting and cheering his children on in their various activities and endeavors. 

In addition to his wife, Alan is survived by his children:  Lisa Leit (Dean Prichard); Amy Olrick (Jeffrey); David Loch and Brian Loch; three grandchildren:  Joshua, Andrew and Nathan Olrick; and his sister, Gayla D. Loch. 

The funeral will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Washington Memorial Chapel, 2000 Valley Forge Park Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406.  Family and friends will be received in the chapel from 12:00 p.m. until the service begins at 1 p.m.  A graveside service will follow in the Washington Memorial Cemetery; and then guests are invited to attend a reception back at the church.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Memorial Chapel for their stained-glass window restoration project. 


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Washington Memorial Church Yard
RR 23
Valley Forge, PA 19481

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