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James Edward Kohler

1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
James Edward Kohler Obituary
James Edward Kohler

James Edward Kohler was born in New York City April 17, 1942 and passed away September 15, 2016.

Jim had humble roots; raised in upstate New York on a dairy farm. At the age of 18, he joined the Air Force which brought him to the state of Washington. Ever ambitious, the Air Force provided an opportunity to pursue his career as an Engineer. He continued his studies at the University of Washington having obtained degrees in Ceramic Engineering and Business Administration. He was a passionate engineer, having expertise in product engineering, nuclear fuel and aerospace.

He is survived by his wife Cecilia of 43 years and two sons, Brandon (Kelly) and Nathan, who share his closest passions of trading and engineering and grandson Connor, brother Vincent Jr., sister Arlene and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Lillian and father, Vincent Sr. his sisters Jeanne and Roberta.

Memorials may be made to the J.I. Muller Scholarship Fund, University of Washington.

You will never know the true meaning of a moment until it becomes a memory. We are very blessed to have a lifetime of wonderful memories. He was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2017
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