Peter G. Kohler

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“May God comfort you and may His peace be with you during this difficult time.Sincerely,Joan ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Saunders - Washington, DC

“Dear Emily, Sue and Pete, Very sorry for your loss. I have so many amazing memories of growing up on Village Street with all of you. I remember your...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie (Rehm) Rogers - Erie, PA

“Aunt Emily Cousin Pete Cousin Suzie--I have such cherished memories of Uncle Pete, the quiet, loving and steady brother...who taught my father all of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lynnlee Kohler Tomczak - Elba

“PETE WAS A GREAT GUY AND WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AT THE AUTO CENTER AND THE BIG HELP HE WAS TO ME OVER THE YEARS HE WAS A...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: TIMOTHY STEVENSON - ERIE, PA

“Pete was a great Millcreek Officer. It was my privilege to work with him. Pete knew absolutely everyone and was highly respected for his fairness and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Daniel B. Goodman - Erie, PA

“Dear Em, Sue, Pete and family, You are in our prayers. I cannot put into words what Pete meant to us. He is loved. The memories of growing up are...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck and Marnee (Voegele) Booth - PA

“Susie sorry to hear about DadDavid ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: David Guttierrez - LA

“My condolences to the Kohler family. I worked with Pete while a member of the Lake Shore FD and always found him to be a very dedicated officer. ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Tate - Augusta, GA

“Suzie,If there is anything I can do, please let me know, and I sincerely mean it. You are a dear person and I am thankful to you and your father for...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: George Janet - MS

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the Kohler family. You can be very proud of Mr. Kohler's service to his nation and community. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Charlie Steenbuck - Woodbridge, VA

“Dear Suzie, Peter, Mrs Kohler and Family:Mr. Kohler passed into Christ's resurrection with the comfort of your deep love, affection and care. A...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Armand R.R. Beede - MS


Peter G. Kohler, 81, of Millcreek, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his residence.He was born November 1, 1927 in Erie, PA, the son of the late Albert R. and Mary O'Brien Kohler.He retired as a Lieutenant after 27 years of service with the Millcreek Township Police Force. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and a Naval Reserve Veteran retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 38 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and gardening. He was a member and Past President of the Cursillo Movement, also, he was a member of the Erie Maennerchor Club, Elk's Club, Millcreek American Legion, Post # 773, Sportsmen's Club, and the German Historical Society of Erie.He was preceded in death by two brothers; Terrence "Terry" Kohler and Thomas Kohler, and a sister in law, Judith Kohler, wife of Thomas.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emily Cherrie Kohler; a son, Peter G. Kohler and his wife Susan of Tyler, TX; a daughter, Susan Marie Sellers and her husband James of Hartsburg, MS; a brother, Joseph Kohler of Erie, PA; two granddaughters, Sandra Raper and husband Daniel of Franklin, TN, Jennifer Myers and husband Van of Moody, AL; and five great grandchildren, Bradley, Matthew, Colin, Emily, and Sean. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Julia Church, 3750 West Lake Road, at 10 a.m. on Saturday and are invited to attend a graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Reserves following the committal at the cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505.Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street, (at Powell Avenue,) Erie, PA 16506.

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