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Mr. John David Ohler

As originally published on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Mr. John David Ohler, 82, of Emmitsburg, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center, Emmitsburg.

Born September 13, 1924, near Taneytown, he was a son of the late Russell B. and Edith Baumgardner Ohler.

He was the husband of Ann Marie Topper Ohler, his wife of 21 years.

Mr. Ohler was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Iowa and the USS Columbus.

He worked with his father as an electrician until his father's death, then worked as the head of electrical and refrigeration maintenance at St. Joseph's Provincial House in Emmitsburg.

He was a member of Tom's Creek United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg. He enjoyed working in his yard and cultivating roses.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a nephew, Paul Ohler Jr. of California; special sister-in-law, Jean Topper Walter; and several cousins, including a special cousin, Denny Baumgardner and wife Linda of Taneytown. He will also be remembered by a special friend, Nena Eyler of Thurmont.

He was predeceased by brothers, Russell Jr., Joseph and Paul Ohler.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, with his pastor, the Rev. Judy Kelly, officiating. Inurnment will follow in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund of St. Catherine's Nursing Center, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727, in recognition of the excellent and loving care Mr. Ohler received there.

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