Bernard R. “Bernie” Koher, Sr. 89 of Shadyside, Ohio formerly of Bellaire, Ohio died Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Shadyside Care Center.
He was born June 4, 1929 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late William and Della Mellott Koher.
Bernard was a retired self-employed construction worker, Bellaire City Hospital maintenance department and OVMC supervisor of maintenance and construction, a Methodist by faith and a member of the American Legion Post 52 in Bellaire, Ohio. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Bryant Koher on January 1, 2013, a brother, William B. Koher, Jr. and sister, Freda Phillips
Surviving are his children, Freda Hurley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Vickie (Larry) Kuhn of Glen Easton, West Virginia, Jera (Brett) Matz of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Bernie Koher, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Helen (Keith) Crispens of Mt. Gilead, Ohio and one brother, Fred Koher of Bellaire, Ohio. Also eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm where services will be held on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Ron Williams officiating.
Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Full Military Honors on Wednesday at 7 pm in the funeral home.
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