KOHLER - Gary F. Passed away September 29, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. A lifelong resident of Buffalo, he worked in the hand-tool industry at J.H. Williams for 30 years and retired from Stanley Tool Works. He is survived by his friend and former wife Sharon (nee Falgiano) and stepchildren: Richard R. (Marie) Ruhland and Amy S. Cantie; along with six step-grandchildren: Sarah N. Popiela, Amanda L.,Daniel S., and Joseph T. Ruhland, Taylor L. and Spencer L Cantie; he is also survived by five nieces and nephews: David L. (Debbie), Michael L. (Denise) and Robert E. (Dee) Kohler, Cheryl (Jim) Crysel and Barbara J. (Norman) Malinowski. Barbara and David provided loving care and support to Gary during his later years. He is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Kenneth (Martha), Norbert (Mary), Melvin and Calvin. He was an avid sports enthusiast and will be missed by family and friends.

Published in the Buffalo News on Oct. 7, 2012