Gary K. Kahl
AGE: 90 • Lockwood, NY, formerly of Bayville
Gerhard (Gary) Karl Kahl, 90, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY on March 16, 2013.
Born in Berlin, Germany on January 12, 1923, he was the second son of the late Karl and Clara Kahl. His family immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. Gary was an electrician with Star Electric Company from 1941 until 1957 when he found his life's true calling as the "Wood Doctor". He operated his Kahl Furniture Repair and Refinishing business in Millburn until he retired to his summer shore house in Bayville in 1980. In 2006 he moved to Horseheads, NY to be close to his son Kenneth.
Gary was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred Eichner Kahl, brother Eric Kahl and niece Erica Anderson. He is survived by his sons, Gary P. Kahl of Missoula, MT and Kenneth E. Kahl of Lockwood, NY; granddaughters Katrin Kahl and Karlie Kahl of Missoula, MT, and Krista Bresson of Denver, CO; grandsons Eric Kahl and Dylan Kahl of Lockwood, NY; nieces Dean Challen of Snellville, GA and Kandice Barton of Townville SC.
The family will receive friends at the Mastapeter Funeral home at 270 Atlantic City Blvd (Route 9) in Bayville on Thursday March 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will be Friday March 22 at 12 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park, 77 Deforest Ave, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, www.autismspeaks.org