Frank Kohler, 50, of Tall Timbers, Md., passed away suddenly Monday at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Born on Sept. 22, 1962, he is the son of Raymond Kohler and Patricia "Jean" (Eyles) Kohler of Zelienople.
Frank earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Slippery Rock University and an associate of science from Penn State University. He worked as a subject matter expert for the Navy Marine Corps intranet Project and ensured that the enterprise had the necessary computing resources. A government support specialist for more than 27 years, he assisted the command in planning future desktop computing requirements.
On Sept. 19, 1987, he was wed to his beloved wife, Michelle, and together they lived life to the fullest. Frank was a world traveler who particularly enjoyed trips to Ireland, Scotland, Greece and the Mediterranean. An avid hunter, he also made annual trips to the Orbisonia Deer Club in Pennsylvania. He was a strong believer in supporting the community, and was an active member of the Lexington Park Rotary Club for 16 years. He was a past president of the club and held prestige as its oyster king. Above all, Frank was a dedicated husband, father, son, Christian and overall family man.
In addition to his parents and wife, Frank leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Meghan Kohler of Lynchburg, Va., Alexandra Kohler of Lynchburg, Va., and Se Weon Chun of Seattle, Wash.; his siblings, Harvey Kohler and his wife, Peggy, of Zelienople, Patricia Grubbs and her husband, Dave, of Evans City, Carolyn Huttinger and her husband, Mike, of Zelienople and Rhoda Kohler of Greencastle, Pa., and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a large network of extended family.
KOHLER - A celebration of life for Frank Kohler, who passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, was at his home in Tall Timbers, Md., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the English Lutheran Church, 200 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, with the Rev. Robert A. Keplinger officiating. At the conclusion of Frank's memorial service, everyone is invited to join his family for a meal at the Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, 126 Seneca School Road, Harmony.
He will be laid to rest privately by his family.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Michelle Kohler, P.O. Box 246, Tall Timbers, MD 20690 in support of a college fund for Frank's daughters established at USAA or to the Lexington Park Rotary Club, P.O. Box 202, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Frank's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com
Boylan Funeral Home
324 E. Grandview Ave Zelienople, PA 16063
Published in Butler Eagle from Sept. 21 to Sept. 22, 2013