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Ronald H. Kohler

December 18, 1937 — December 13, 2022

Aurora

Ronald H. Kohler

 

                  RONALD H. KOHLER, a 45-year resident of Aurora, Ohio, and son of the late Howard A. W. Kohler, Sr. and Ruth E. (Schneider) Kohler, was called to meet the Lord on December 13, 2022, five days shy of his 85th birthday. Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Mary Ellen (Bunny) Kling Kohler; children Kenneth A. (Gail A.) Kohler, Garfield Heights, OH; Keith P. Kohler, Aurora, and Kimberly A. (Marc J.) Walrod, Westlake, OH; grandchildren Caitlyn E. and Brandon M. Walrod, also of Westlake.  Sisters, Bonnie Hammer, Marlton, NJ; Linda (Roger) Besser of Nokomis, FL; and Deborah (Keith) Mildenstein, Provo, UT; brother of the late Howard A.W. Kohler, Jr.; also survived by four granddogs, his only cousin Robert Dumke of Clarence, NY and many nieces and nephews.  Ron was born in Buffalo, New York on December 18,1937, and grew up in Elma, NY, where he resided until moving to Aurora in 1977.  A graduate of Lancaster (NY) High School and the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS in Business, he was the owner of Aurora Refreshments.  Prior to his retirement in 2003 he was employed at Automated Graphics Systems in Macedonia, OH; Life Systems, Beachwood,OH; Carelton Controls, and Moog, Inc. both in Elma, NY; and summer internship at Bell Aerosystems, Niagara Falls, NY.  His major career focus was with the space industry, having had the privilege of sitting in the cockpit of the space shuttle Columbia.  Ron was also a member of the Elma Historical Society, and a former member of Elma Kiwanis.  He married Mary Ellen (Bunny) Kling on May 30, 1959, at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Blossom, Elma, NY. The couple met through Luther League, a youth group at St. Paul's. They enjoyed traveling and visited many places around the globe, including celebrating their 25th anniversary in Hawaii; their 40th in Germany and Austria (a gift from their children), and their 50th in Alaska. Ron's faith was the main focus of his life, serving the church in any way possible; as a former Church Council President, Chairman of Pastoral Call Committee, member of a Braille Team that translated books of the Bible into braille, choir and bell choir member, usher and member of the former Cleveland Lutheran A Cappella choir. Ron loved classic country music and especially loved to play polka music on his accordian.  He was a patriot who loved his country and supported our veterans.  He appreciated the beauty of God's world, especially birds and loved to feed and watch them.  He was a fan of the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers, as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes. The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and therapists for providing such loving support and care.  Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 20th, at 12:00 pm with visitation beginning 11:00 am at Valley Lutheran Church, 87 E. Orange St, Chagrin Falls, OH.  Service will also be live streamed via the Valley Lutheran Church website at www.valleylutheran.org Luncheon will follow the service. Flowers gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to Valley Lutheran Church or Parkinson's Speech Project, 646 N Coit Rd, Suite 2250, Richardson, TX 75080.   (St. John Funeral Home of Bainbridge Twp. 440-708-1855)

 

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