OHLER, CHARLES EDWARD, 94, of Millersville, MD passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was born on February 22, 1920 in Gilman, IL to the late Charles Boromeo and Bernadine Caroline Ohler. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Cassie Sturgill Ohler, brothers, Harold and Irvin Ohler, daughter, Arminda Janet Johnson and son Ernest Newman Bolling. He is survived by one brother, James Ohler, Sr. of West Bend, WI, son-in-law, Charles Johnson Sr. of Goldsboro, MD, daughter-in-law, Mary Bolling of Sedalia, MO, seven Granddaughters, Pam Hardy of Laurel, MD; Cheryl Busch and Mary Pander of York, PA; Susan Johnson of Goldsboro, MD; Dawn Bolling of Fresno, CA; Angela Longan of Sedalia, MO; Lesli Shaver of Plattsburg, MO; four Grandsons, Charles Johnson, Jr. of Easton, MD, William Bolling of Parkville, MO; Charles Bolling of Sedalia, MO; John Bolling of Tuolumne, CA; 19 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a dear friend, Vera Ruskai of West Palm Beach, Florida. Charles Ohler entered the United States Army Air Corp on December 10, 1940 and served on active military duty until May 15 1946. During the period of April 9, 1942 to September 14, 1945, he was a prisoner of war for 40 months and participated in the Bataan Death March. He enlisted in the Air Force on May 16, 1946. After 20 years, he retired on December 1, 1962 as Master Sergeant. He went to work for Bowen and King in Baltimore as an Optometrist Technician until his retirement in 1978. Chuck enjoyed reading, plants and life in general. He was always ready to strike up a conversation and learn about those he was around. He was very generous and had a great sense of humor. A service with honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his wife Cassie S. Ohler on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
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Published in The Capital on July 13, 2014