Albert F. Kohrherr
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AGE: 92 • Orangeville, Pa.
Albert F. Kohrherr, 92, of Orangeville, died Friday afternoon, November 16, 2012 at the Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville following a short stay. Born, November 11, 1920 in Milltown, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Frederick and Elisabeth (Holzer) Kohrherr.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Flaherty) Kohrherr, on February 11, 2008, following 56 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Earl Kohrherr.
He graduated from New Brunswick High School in New Jersey and received his B. S. degree from Panzer College in 1943 and then his Masters Degree from Rutgers University in Physical Education. After graduating from college in 1943, Mr. Kohrherr joined the U. S. Army. He served in Company I "The Big Red One", the 405th Infantry Regiment 102nd Division in Germany and Belgium. He received the Purple Heart for serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also decorated with the European Theatre Medal with three Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon; the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Croix de Guerre and the Presidential Citation, the Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. Mr. Kohrherr taught Physical Education in Milltown, New Jersey and Spotswood, New Jersey until his retirement in 1980.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Milltown, New Jersey and later a member of St. Columba Church in Bloomsburg.
Following their retirement, in 1982, he and his wife moved to rural Orangeville in Columbia County where they operated an antique business called "Thru The Years Shop" for 16 years.
He enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, soccer and golf. He also was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting on his farm.
Surviving, are a son, Mark C. Kohrherr and daughter-in-law, Sharon (Lamoreaux) Kohrherr, also of rural Orangeville; his granddaughter, Erin Kohrherr and her husband, Michael Crownover, of Salisbury, Maryland and a grandson, Brennan Kohrherr, of Orangeville.
Also surviving are a nephew, Jerome Kohrherr and his family in New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Martha Jane (Sitler) Flaherty, of Warminster; Nieces: Kathleen Fogle, Marybeth Smith, Nan Cogan, Peggy Kendrick; Nephews: Michael Flaherty, Patrick Flaherty, Joseph Flaherty and their families.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 11 A. M. at St. Columba Catholic Church, Third and Iron Streets, Bloomsburg, with his Pastor, Msgr. Robert Lawrence, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg with military honors accorded by a joint veterans group. A Viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 at the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (Rt. 487). There will also be a viewing Wednesday morning at 10 A. M. at St. Columba Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glen Avenue, Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or to the Susquehanna Valley Home Health Care, 273 Gotschal Road, Danville, PA 17821. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
Published in Home News Tribune on Nov. 18, 2012