Arthur Clarence Kaler
February 21, 1923 ‒ February 12, 2012
DUBLIN: Arthur Clarence Kaler, age 88, of Columbus and formerly of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 in The Forum at Knights Bridge in Columbus following a brief illness and after courageously living with Alzheimer’s for over 10 years.
The son of Clarence and Ella (Matz) Kaler, Arthur was born February 21, 1923 in Wooster and graduated from Springfield Township High School (later Ontario High School) the third in his class. Following graduation Arthur joined the United States Navy and served until 1946 as an aviation mechanic. In 1949 Art graduated from The Ohio State University earning a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering.
Art worked for the Charles Hoffman Company in Mansfield until his retirement, and moved to Columbus in 1988.
Art was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. During his long, successful career at the Charles Hoffman Company he was a respected colleague and friend to those whom he worked with. Listening to classical music, sailing on Charles Mill Lake and photography were among his favorite past times. In his retirement years, Art loved spending time with his family, working on home improvement projects, gardening, reading, working crossword puzzles, and a good glass of wine. Art and his loving wife, Edith also enjoyed traveling and spending time with their dear friends, Jeannie and Earl Auxter of Mansfield.
Art is survived by his daughters Nancy and Pam Kaler both of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law James and Valerie Kaler of Indianapolis; grandson Joseph DiNapoli; nephew James Odenkirk; niece Barbara Wadley.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife and high-school sweetheart Helen Edith Kaler; sister Elizabeth Odenkirk; brother Frederick Kaler; Taffy, his beloved Pug.
Graveside services, with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail, will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 1 pm in Mansfield Memorial Park. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison officiating.
The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Kingwood Center may be made through the funeral home.
Private online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com