Walter D. Kahler, age 66, of 3rd Ave. Greenville, passed away Thursday morning January 10, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born in Conneaut, OH on September 30, 1952 to Fred D. and Beryl J. (Bliss) Kahler.
He was a 1971 graduate of Commodore Perry High School and retired as a Chief Air Controller from the U.S. Navy in 1992, after twenty years of service. After his retirement, he went back to college and received his B.A. In Political Science from Penn State University. Walter always had a true passion, love and knowledge of World and American History. His other interests included, trips to the casino and horse track, watching college football, and being an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.
Walter will always be remebered for his charm, humor, wit, love of people and for always being a kid at heart. Survivors include, his son; Kevin M. Kahler and his wife Jolene of Washington, MO, two daughters; Sarah J. Maietta and her husband Stephen “Meatball” and Jennifer D. Kahler-Richardson and her husband Eric, all of Greenville, a brother; Frank D. Kahler of Springfield, PA, four grandchildren; Jesse A. Harim, Kennedy G. Kahler, Raegan E. Williams and Annabelle R. Tobben, four nephews and a niece, and his previous wife and close friend; Linda Kahler of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, Beryl Painter and her husband William and two brothers; Robert Kahler and George Kahler.
Cremation was chosen and all services will be held at the convenance of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithsonian Institution, 600 Maryland Ave, S.W. Washington, DC 20002. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St.