Bernard E. Kohl, Sr. of Kennedyville, Maryland died on February 6, 2014 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Delaware. He was 82.
He was born on April 4, 1931 in Reading, PA the son of the late Thomas J. and Elsie May Marks Kohl. He was a graduate of Shillington High School class of 1949 and served in the U.S. Army. Following an honorable discharge he married Edith E. Ulrich on August 9, 1958.
Mr. Kohl lived in Angelica, PA where he and his family owned and operated Angelica Nurseries. He managed the property in Angelica, PA until 1970 when he moved to Kennedyville, MD operating Angelica Nurseries with his brothers, where he oversaw the maintenance of the equipment.
Mr. Kohl continued to participate in the operation of the business until a recent automobile accident.
He was a member of Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post #36 Chestertown.
Mr. Kohl enjoyed woodworking, skiing, traveling in his motorhome, reading, watching NASCAR, and more importantly spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a son: Bernard E. Kohl, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Kennedyville, MD, a daughter: Judith Lynn Balarezo and her husband Eduardo of Hanover, MD, a son in law: Jeff Miller of Millington, MD, four grandchildren: Rebecca Baxter, Jessica Crouch, Trey Kohl and his wife Jen, and Heather Satterfield and her husband Dan, one great grandson: Blake Kohl, along with two brothers: Verne Kohl of Galena, MD and Tim Kohl of Kennedyville, MD. One daughter the late Gayle Marie Miller predeceased him in 1989.
Services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home 130 Speer Road Chestertown where relatives and friends may call one hour prior (11-12). In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice @ Christiana Hospital 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd. Newark, DE 19718.
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