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Friends and family of the late Matthew Kocher clean up the road named in his honor on July 19.
Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer
3:06 pm CDT July 29, 2014

The road of life after losing a child is a hard and lonely one, but John and Kathy Kocher are walking the path with courage and grace. And now, with a renewed sense of purpose. The Tinley Park couple recently completed an Adopt a Road program, in memory of their only child, Matthew, who died suddenly at the age of 15.

A dedication for the sign marking the stretch of 175th Street, between Mulberry Avenue and 88th Avenue was held Saturday, July 19, just a week shy of Matthew’s first death anniversary.