George J. Kohl, 85, a West Seneca attorney, died Monday (Sept. 13, 1999) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
A lawyer for nearly 50 years, Kohl practiced general law, handling tax, real estate, estate and commercial law. He also represented several federal credit unions in the Buffalo area.
Born in Buffalo, he grew up in West Seneca. He was a graduate of Fourteen Holy Helpers Elementary School and the former Ebenezer High School.
He was a 1936 graduate of Canisius College, where he earned a degree in accounting.
While working toward a law degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Kohl worked as an examiner at the National Credit Union Administration.
His legal studies were interrupted in 1941 when he enlisted in the Army to serve in World War II. He was discharged in 1945 as a master sergeant.
He earned his law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1951.
Kohl was a charter member and treasurer of the Buffalo Rod and Gun Club and a member of Ducks Unlimited, the President's Council of Canisius College and the Erie County Bar Association.
He also was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, West Seneca, and a charter member of Rock Creek Council 2797, Knights of Columbus, Rock Creek, Md.
Survivors include his wife, the former Irene N. Nabach; a sister, Leona Adrian of West Seneca; and two brothers, Justin of Derby and Paul of Amherst.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. Prayers will be said at 9:45 in Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. Burial will be in United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga.