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regular guy

Owner of Uncle Don's Hobbies Palm Desert Ca Death

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His name was Kevin Koch. He was a great guy.Always looked like he was going to smile.

Here's a little news article on it.

http://www.kesq.com/news/coroner-ids-body-found-in-thousand-palms/605968209

I heard he had died but just now read the article.

No use getting angry about it. I guess the thing to do is learn from it.

Anybody that has a small business or can be some kind target for robbery or other crime needs to stay alert.

Rest in peace. Kevin Koch.

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5 minutes ago, regular guy said:

 

His name was Kevin Koch. He was a great guy.Always looked like he was going to smile.

Here's a little news article on it.

http://www.kesq.com/news/coroner-ids-body-found-in-thousand-palms/605968209

I heard he had died but just now read the article.

No use getting angry about it. I guess the thing to do is learn from it.

Anybody that has a small business or can be some kind target for robbery or other crime needs to stay alert.

Rest in peace. Kevin Koch.

Sorry to hear the news, and glad that it isn't the Kevin Koch I know.

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Nothing to be angry about ....The article  you linked said foul play NOT suspected....the robbery was earlier this year and apparently had nothing to do with his death.

RIP Mr. Koch.

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I knew Kevin Fairly well, Uncle Don's was the only shop in town. I know most of the details surrounding the death, but I won't post them on the forum out of respect. I have seen Kevin hundreds of times and never once did he seem like he was in a bad mood. He was always very chipper and very eager to please his customers. He was the train specialist at the hobby shop. Models was not really their forte, but they did keep a small inventory on hand. 

As far as the thefts mentioned in the article, they have nothing to do with his death. There was always a large community of people willing to help and try and get his stuff back for him. 

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' He was the train specialist at the hobby shop'

We bought a Great Plains locomotive set from him and a Bachmann De Witt Clinton set.

The supplies were pretty complete. They had balsa by the piece.That comes in real handy.

The R/C planes hanging from the ceiling were probably from way back.

Uncle Don's had been in business since 1955 or something like that.

They knew their R/C planes.

Kevin provided a real service to the Coachella Valley.

He's in heaven now with a big train layout.

 

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4 hours ago, regular guy said:

 

' He was the train specialist at the hobby shop'

We bought a Great Plains locomotive set from him and a Bachmann De Witt Clinton set.

The supplies were pretty complete. They had balsa by the piece.That comes in real handy.

The R/C planes hanging from the ceiling were probably from way back.

Uncle Don's had been in business since 1955 or something like that.

They knew their R/C planes.

Kevin provided a real service to the Coachella Valley.

He's in heaven now with a big train layout.

 

Yeah Rob was the plane specialist. Not sure what everyone is up to now, the shop closed down pretty quickly 

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You got me there.I never did the sitting at the counter talking airplanes or train thing.

Kevin did offer to match prices with online discounters for me.You could tell he was not thrilled with it but he did it.

I never held him to it.

He did a good job of keeping the hobby store going.

It's a real loss for the valley.

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