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KOHLER, Sharon A. (Falgiano-Ruhland)
KOHLER - Sharon A. (nee Falgiano - Ruhland)
Sharon, beloved mother of Richard R.G. (Marie) Ruhland and Amy R. Cantie, passed away on May 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. She is the daughter of Arlene B. Falgiano and the late Joseph A. Falgiano. In addition to her children she is survived by six loving grandchildren, Sarah (Kirsten Incardona) Popiela, Amanda, Daniel and Joseph Ruhland, Taylor and Spencer Cantie, along with one great-granddaughter, Rylee Ruhland. She is also survived by her brother David M. (Joella Koski) Falgiano and her aunt Martha Crawford, along with several cousins and many nieces and nephews. Sharon was an avid hand-needlework stitcher who was a member of area needlework guilds. She also enjoyed reading and considered herself fortunate to have the opportunity to travel both for her career and as an older volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps. She served as a business advisor for the Tonga Development Bank in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific from 1992-1995. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2311 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY 14043. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sharon's name can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.