Obituary of James J. Kohl
South Plainfield – James Joseph Kohl, 83, passed away at home on Tuesday morning, June 6, 2023.
Born and raised in Wilkes Barre, PA, James briefly studied at Wilkes University, before being drafted into the United States Army in 1963, where he served as Military Police before being honorably discharged in 1964.
In 1968 he and Dorothy Burda married and settled into South Plainfield. He went onto work as a mechanic for RonPak Manufacturing in South Plainfield until his retirement after over 20 years.
James enjoyed his time outside, especially fishing and gardening. He was also a member of the American Legion and South Plainfield Elks
Predeceased by his parents, James and Marion (nee Jones), James is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy; children Karen (David) Maszczak and James Kohl; grandchildren CJ and Brian, and brother Earl (Erma) as well as a host of extended relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held at South Plainfield Funeral Home, 2456 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ, on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9 AM to 11 AM.
A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM.
Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, 1401 Woodland Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the Kohl family has asked that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in James’s name.