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Robert Carl Kohler, Sr.

Robert Carl Kohler, Sr.
  • March 11, 1930 - October 16, 2021
  • Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

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“When I lived on Johns Island in the 1960´s I remember Mr. Kohler and was told that he was an honorable Man. Nothing bad was ever said. I went to...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lt. Robert T Jeffcoat Sr. Saint Stephen SC

“Pat Remembering all the hours and time we spent together. Lots of hard work and fun. I learned so much from both of you. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Norman and Linda Brinson

“Condolences to the Brown family. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Richard Mammana - Friend

“I met Bobby so many years ago at the Post-Courier when we both were in the newspaper business. He was a great person, and as the years passed I...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: ROGER OWEN - CHARLESTON, SC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. The Kohlers were like a second family to me. I especially remember many a Sunday afternoon ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Carl Thomas Holcombe Jr. (Tom)

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending prayers. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Vickie Bryan Glover - Friend

“So sorry to hear this news. I was fortunate to have worked for him and the work ethic he taught me. I will always remember those days with him. I was...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jimmy Johnson - Advance, NC


Robert Carl Kohler Sr.,91, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2021 at his home on Wadmalaw Island, SC.

Robert was born March 11, 1930 in Charleston, SC to Frederic (Fritz) Carl Kohler and Annie Louis Hammett Kohler.

Robert starting working at a young age of 11 after his father had been in work accident and could no longer work for a period of time. He took a morning and evening paper route on his bicycle for the Charleston Evening Post and The News & Courier. His routes were in West Ashley covering Edgewater Park, Stono Park and Rotherwood areas. He kept and expanded that route for 35 years as the areas grew. Eventually he was delivering as many as 1,000 papers and distributing 600 papers to racks along Savanah Highway. This was a 7 day week and 2 times daily job! For the 10 years following, he retired from home delivery but continued the racks. 5 years until his retirement he did distribution only to home carriers in Mt Pleasant.

Robert is preceded in death by a son, Robert Carl Kohler Jr. ; 2 sisters Kathleen (Kitty) Branch and Daisy Edwards.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Patrica S Kohler; his sister Barbara Mae Kohler Berry of Tempe AZ ; his stepbrother Fritz Kohler of Charleston; his daughter Carolyn Kohler Brown (Jim) of John's Island) son Albert H. Kohler (Carol) of Mt. Pleasant. Stepson Edwin Hoyt Pettus (Barbara) of Princeton WV and stepdaughter Coleen P. Strasburger (Gus) of Columbia SC, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

The service will be live streamed and can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/Zoe4tdA5wrg