Bernard R. “Bernie” Koher, Sr.

June 4, 1929 - October 20, 2018

06/04/1929 - 10/20/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday October 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Wednesday October 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Thursday October 25, 2018
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

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.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 52 or the Alzheimer Association by going to TMCFunding.com.

Share your thoughts and memories with Bernie’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Ruth gross
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bernie the whole time he was at Bellaire. He was a very caring person, and took good care of the staff. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family in this difficult time.

Diane Blair Hennagir
3 years ago

What can you really say about a such wonderful man! Him and wife took me in at 15 years old because I had no place to go! Treated me just like one of there kids. If it hadn’t been for him no telling where or what would of happened to me ! That’s when I started having good memories of my life when he took me in. He was one of the funniest,honorable person I’ve ever met to this day have had the pleasure of knowing! As far as I’m concerned he’s my hero and always will be! He told me when we all lived in Weirsdale Florida never leave my boots outside because of snakes! The next morning when I was putting them on there was a snake (rubber) in my boot!! That was 48 years ago and STILL to this day I always check my boots before I put them on!! I wear a lot of boots so I think of him a lot! It was a honor knowing him and the whole family! There special places for people like him in heaven reserve for only the best! I hope I can see again one day! All my love to the family. I sent something special for him,I think everyone will understand it! Love Diane/Sunshine

Patricia Shannon
3 years ago

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Dad was such a lovely person. I have many fond memories of times spent with your family. Carry your sweet memories of him in your hearts always. Love, Pat Shannon

Hubert and Andrea Kuhn
3 years ago

A family is a circle of love that is not broken by loss.It is made stronger because of the memories.Our deepst symapathy for your lose at this time.

Cheryl J Skinner, Belmont Co Military Museum
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Bernard R. Koher, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Bernard R. Koher, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Joyce Whetzel
3 years ago

Dear Jera, Rebecca, and Matt, you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad, Jera and your grandpa, Rebecca and Matt. Comfort and Love to you all at this difficult time. Joyce Whetzel, Larry, Kaden, Lauren, Hayleigh Whetzel, Wendy, Mike, Jimmy and Sara Kelley

Brea & Jacinta Lightner
3 years ago

Our prayers are with the family in this hard time! Although we have not seen them in awhile we will always have great memories with Bernie and his family! Rest easy Bernie and give Helen a big hug for us!

Carolyn Brown
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Prays for the family. Carolyn Kenny and Sami

Ronnie & Pat Bryant Webb
3 years ago

I loved Uncle Bernard, He was a wonderful man and a great example to so many. Always doing the right thing, I fell in love with him in the 60’s when we moved to Miami, from LA… He was so handsome and could do anything… RIP Uncle B, you have earned your wings. <3 Say hello to everyone in heaven, Mom, Dad, Aunt Helen… Miss them all <3

Cindy Hall
3 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss! Your family is in our Prayers! He was like a dad to me I was his little bit! You will be missed Love Cindy Donny and family