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Roy W. KOHL Obituary

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KOHL, Roy W. 77, of Springfield, passed away November 28, 2013. He was surrounded by his family. His battle with renal cancer was fought courageously. He was born October 23, 1936 to Melvin W. and Valentina E. (Faria) Kohl in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1954 and then attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio for two years. He continued his education with night classes for many years from Wittenberg College. Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Patricia A. (Woodruff) Kohl and daughters, Cynthia L. (Robert) Frank, Kathy A. (Mark) Sanders and Karen L. (David) Saum. Also surviving him is his sister Carol (Robert) Stough and grandchildren,Tracy A. (Trevor) Combs, Mark L. (Courtney) Sanders III, Travis Fulton, Timothy (Megan) Fulton, Kyla Frank, Clinton Saum, Kiah and Noah Frank. Great-grandchildren are Ethan and Alayna Fulton and Mark L. Sanders IV. He is also survived by a special Aunt Ramona Faria and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Roy was preceded in death by his parents. He was a former member of Jaycees, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Clark County Sportsman Club and Ducks Unlimited, along with the Elks, K of P and Moose. Along with the help from many others he started the Springfield Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and later became Ohio State Chairman. He was an avid supporter of Wildlife Conservation Programs and loved hunting, fishing, golf and trapshooting. For over twenty-five years he looked forward every year to his pheasant hunting trip in South Dakota with a very special group of friends. This was the first year he had missed due to failing health. Another interest of Roy's was Harness Racing. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association and owned a few standardbreds by himself and also as a partner with others. In 1986, Roy and Harold Pollens started Remington Steel. After Harold passed away, Roy continued to run the business and gradually introduced manufacturing in to the company, along with the steel sales division. He had been previously employed by Cascade Corporation for twenty-one years. He had many loyal employees which became an extended family to him. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday December 6, 2013 in First Christian Church, 3638 Middle-Urbana Road with Pastor Craig Grammer officiating. Private inurnment for the family will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Special thanks to Community Mercy Hospice and their Angels for taking such good care of him, along with Dr. Stephen Oehlers and our special nurse Tammy and many loving and caring friends. We were provided with the utmost compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503 or . He will be remembered by his continuous smile and always willing to help those in need. A strong advocate of education, he always encouraged others to continue their learning and aided many, including family, to further their education. A scholarship was set up through the Springfield Foundation to help students with their college tuition. The family is being served by LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com


Published in Springfield News-Sun from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013
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