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High Falls FD President & Commissioner Marty Kohler has passed on.
Sat. May 3rd 2014

Martin "Marty" Koehler
(October 21, 1941 - May 1, 2014)
High Falls - Martin "Marty" Koehler , 72, of Canal Road died Thursday May 1, 2014 at Health Alliance Hospital Mary's Ave. Campus in Kingston. He was born in NYC December 21, 1941 a son of the late Frank and Anna Koehler. An High Falls resident for many years Marty had been a self employed painting contractor. He later became the Director of Grounds at the Boscobel Museum in Cold Spring until retiring in 2005. Marty was an active member of the community serving in the High Falls Fire Department for 35 years.

He was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year in 2008 and received the Chief's Award in 2010 and 2014. He currently was serving as the company President. He also served the High Falls Fire District as Commissioner . Marty also had been a member of the Ulster County Arson Task Force from 1988 to 1995.

He is survived by 3 sons, Adam and his fiancè Viannui Reyes of Henderson, NV, Matthew and his wife Janette of Kerhonkson, and Daniel and his wife Kara of Poughkeepsie, a sister Frances Turek of NYC, and several nieces and nephews. An infant daughter Delilah, and a sister Stella, both died previously.

The family would like to express thanks to everyone that was supportive to Marty throughout his illness and special thanks to Stephanie Turner and the entire Turner family.

Funeral services will be held Monday 7 PM at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. Cremation will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday prior to the services 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations to the High Falls Fire Department.

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