Leonard A. Kohl

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OLEAN - Leonard A. Kohl, of 113 S. 19th St., passed away Friday (July 13, 2018) at The Pines of Olean after a short illness.

Born May 6, 1927, in Olean, he was the son of Albert and Grace Campbell Kohl. On Feb. 14, 1948, in Olean, he married Joan Bates, who survives.

Leonard was a graduate of Olean High School and soon after, enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a medic during World War II.

He had been employed as a printer at the Olean Times Herald for 42 years until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Olean American Legion Post 530. He enjoyed golfing and gardening.

His family was most important to him and he enjoyed raising his children and watching his grandchildren grow.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; three daughters, Pamela (Stanley) Brown of Bradford, Pa., Diane Gibbons of Rochester and Elizabeth (John) Somers of Penn Yan; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffrey Kohl; a son-in-law, Gerald Gibbons; and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Clarice Kohl.

At Mr. Kohl's request, no visitation or funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State St., Olean.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 131 N. 9th St., Olean, NY 14760; the Cattaraugus County SPCA, PO Box 375, Olean, NY 14760; or to a .

Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
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Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-0254
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 14, 2018
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