TROY - Paul R. "Pinch" Kohlhorst, 90, died at 7:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born in Piqua on June 18, 1922, to the late Frank T. and Catherine (Ater) Kohlhorst.
On Dec. 18, 1943, in Taunton, Mass., he married Betty A. Agenbroad. She survives.
Pinch also is survived by one son, Thomas Kohlhorst of Piqua; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathie A. and John Isenhouer of Piqua; four grandchildren, Lori Kohlhorst of Troy, Kevin (Amy) Kohlhorst of Fletcher, Michael Kohlhorst of Piqua and Robin (Rob) Myers of Piqua; and six great-grandchildren, Kortney and Kelsey Mullin, Cameron Hinis, Damian and Hunter Kohlhorst and Brayden Myers.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Kohlhorst; two brothers: Robert Kohlhorst and Morris Kohlhorst; two sisters: Rose Ellen Stelzner and Dorothy Sharp; and one granddaughter, Julie Christine Kohlhorst.
Pinch attended Piqua Catholic Schools.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua.
Pinch proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942-1946. Prior to going into the military, Pinch was employed at the Miller Meteor Car Co. in Piqua. He retired from the city of Piqua Power System where he worked as a lineman for 34 years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta as celebrant. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full military honors will be provided by The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373, or St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.