Paul B. Koehler, MD, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at his home in Newbury, NH, after a period of declining health.
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He was born in New Haven, CT, the fourth child of the late Oscar and Isabel (Dilg) Koehler. Paul grew up in Greenfield, MA, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Greenfield High School as class
president in 1942. He was an alumnus of Yale University, Class of 1945, and Yale Medical School, Class of 1948. Paul served as a Navy Lieutenant during the Korean War.
He practiced pediatrics and general medicine for some years before working for several pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. He retired to NH in 1991, where he enjoyed caring for his property and attending Yale football games.
Paul was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Lorraine (Mahan) Koehler.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Margaret (Morgan) Koehler; four children: Shawne Kaeser and her husband James of Chester, VA; Paul Jr. of Fishers, IN; Kristin O'Connor of Redding, CT; and Thomas Koehler, his wife Carol and her two children of Simsbury, CT. Also surviving are Margaret's children: Jeanne Eadie, her husband Daniel and one child of Glen Rock, PA: Lincoln Miller, his wife Amanda and two children of San Francisco, CA. He leaves eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Paul donated his remains to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick's Church in Redding, CT, on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the
For more information, please visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at: www.newtonbartlett.com.
Published in The Recorder on Oct. 16, 2013