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Robert Owen Kahl

Kahl, Robert Owen EAST FALMOUTH, Mass. Robert Owen Kahl, 88, beloved husband of Dolores Marie (Clark) Kahl, died peacefully at home surrounded by family June 9, 2013. He was born on June 30, 1924 at the Brady Maternity Hospital in Albany, son of Robert Roy Kahl and Elizabeth Cecilia (Vogel) Kahl, and brother of Eleanor Elizabeth (Kahl) O'Brien. In October 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned the rank of staff sergeant and assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point, N.C. He was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of master sergeant. In 1945, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, and graduated in 1949 with a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering. He was employed with IMB for 37 years, retiring in 1988. After retirement he established an art conservation laboratory, a private business venture, for the restoration of American and European painting for museums, art dealer and collectors. Throughout his adult life, he was a licensed lay minister with the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Anglican Diocese of New England. In addition to his wife, Dolores, he is survived by his son, Robert Owen Kahl Jr. of Taunton, Mass. and his fiancee Lisa Covell also of Taunton; a daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Kahl Kading and her husband John Kading Jr. of Ancram; and the grandchildren, Kaylee Kading of Ancram, Elizabeth Kading Bucci and her husband Dominic of Ghent, and John Kading III of Ancram. Funeral service will be held at Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, Administration Building of Camp Good News, 71 Route 130 Forestdale, Mass., on June 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. Private burial is planned in the Kahl family plot at St. Agnes Cemetery in Albany. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be given to the . Arrangements are with Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St., Falmouth, Mass. To offer condolences online, visit ccgfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on June 13, 2013
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