John "Jack" Frederick Kohl, 92, of Springfield, passed away peacefully in Riddle Hospital on Thursday, November 24th, 2022. He was the devoted husband of Patricia "Pat" Joyce (nee Faron) Kohl. The couple shared 58 years of marriage.
Jack was born in Philadelphia on March 8th, 1930, a son of the late Walter Frederick and Gertrude (nee Hennessey) Kohl. He started at the Wharton School of Business before he was drafted in to the US Army during the Korean War. He served from 1953 before being honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1954. Jack returned to the Wharton School of Business and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor's of Business. His first employment was with Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia in the furniture department for 5 years. He then went into the family lumber business and did everything from sales to labor for over 15 years. Later, he was employed as a controller with British Petroleum Oil for 10 years until he retired in 1985. In retirement, he worked parttime for Sears and Roebuck for over 10 years.
Jack enjoyed refinishing furniture, specifically chairs. He was known to pick up old, discarded chairs and bring them back to life. Jack was a lifelong resident of Springfield Twp., where he walked extensively and socialized with the many neighbors that came and went on Avon Rd. over the decades. Above all else, Jack was proud of his family. He relished spending time with them and telling stories to his grandchildren whom he adored.
In addition to his wife, Pat; Jack is survived by his two sons, David F. Kohl and his wife, Debra of West Chester and Douglas F. Kohl and his wife, Victoria of Wilmington, DE; two grandchildren, Marissa S. Kohl of Fishtown and Matthew D. Kohl of Fishtown; brother-in-law, Terry Faron of Duncansville; nephews, William D. Kohl of Middletown and William J. Tyson of Media and nieces, Lisa Kohl-Arabea of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Pamela J. Tyson of Wilmington, DE, Stephanie Witmer of New Cumberland, Stacey McDermott of Middletown and Samantha Calhoun of Duncansville.
Also surviving are several close friends.
He was an animal lover who greatly enjoyed the companionship of numerous dogs that passed through his life including his current grand dogs, Bodhi, Grizzly, Sophie, Scout, Ollie and Binx.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 from 9 to 11:00am in Logan-Videon Funeral Home, 2001 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA 19008. A Memorial Service will follow in the funeral home at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Creek Rd., Media, PA 19063.