Kevin Raymond Bahl

December 10, 1960 ‒ January 20, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Kevin Raymond Bahl, 56, of Sunbury, passed away Friday evening January 20, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 10, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio to William Henry Bahl and Marilyn Ullman and later graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1979. He then proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1985 until 1989.

Kevin served as a paramedic/firefighter/EMT with the Columbus Fire Department, retiring in 2013. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working outside and watching sports. He also enjoyed going to Mid-Ohio to watch the race cars. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grand dogs, Bentley and Winston.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Brianne (Matthew Drenten) Bahl of Johnstown; granddaughter, Genevieve Drenten; his mother, Marilyn Banks of Johnstown; sisters, Julie (Terry) Crooks and Lisa Bahl of Sunbury and Sara (Shawn) Sparhawk of Johnstown; brother, Steve (Patricia) Bahl of Sunbury; nieces and nephews, Brent (Sara Pedersen) Crooks, Ashley Crooks, Jonathan and Anthony Bahl and Ryan and Kate Sparhawk; great nephew, Trey Crooks. He was preceded in death by his father.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, Sunbury, OH. Celebration of Life services will follow at 7:00 pm with honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association and the Columbus Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kevin’s memory may be made to any local Humane Society.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • My deepest sympathies to Kevin’s family. He was a caring soul and a great friend. He loved his golf and loved a great practical joke. He will be sorely missed. Hit them long and straight my friend.

  • So sorry for your loss if you beloved family member, may God hold you in his arms during this time. Praying for all of you

  • With the deepest sympathy our prayers go out for the beloved family. He was such a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. Praying for you all.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you and may God bless you and give you strength at this difficult time. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • What an “awesome” person! I worked with him at Showa- several years ago and he had the patience of a saint. He often spoke of his daughter which was the apple of his eye and at that time he was looking forward to becoming a fire fighter.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    Mary Beth Morey

  • Kevin has been a wonderful neighbor for many years. He was a great friend and will be missed by his family and friends. My Most Sincere Sympathy to his family.
    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • Prayers & Hugs sent to the Bahl Family’s!! So sorry to hear this news .Kevin was always a very sweet & nice guy.

  • The Bahl Family, I had the pleasure of working with Kevin at Sta.30 on the Medic,he was a fun person to work with. He love to play tricks on and you didn’t know he was doing it. My prayers are with all of you in the death of good friend and fellow Firefighter. Ret.FF William Wells (Kitty)

  • Prayers and sincere condolences. I knew Kevin in high school and even then he was a very kind man. Very sweet and kind. So sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace.

  • So sorry for your loss…I remember Kevin, Lisa and Steve well from the Big Walnut Skate Club. Our prayers are with you all…Sincerely, Julie Hawk Longwell

  • Dear Julie, Terry and family, So sorry for your loss of your brother. May God give you comfort and peace. With our deepest sympathy, Keith and Jona Baer

  • Such sad news💔
    First, I would like to say that no mother should have to bury her child. No one can understand the depths of your broken-heart, except those parents who share your pain. May God comfort you in these difficult days ahead & always Mrs.Bank’s.
    Julie, Lisa, Stevie & Sarah;
    You four “kids” knew your brother best & I know you will have a lifetime of memories to hold onto, whether it was at home, the skating rink, the swimming pool, Adkins pizza, riding your bikes etc. Hold onto those memories & each other as you all try to make sense of the loss of your brother.
    No matter when I would run into Kevin over the years, your dad always gave the latest updates on you & his siblings. He said you were the best thing that ever happened to him & how he loved being a dad. I seen him last spring/summer-ish at Neon Salon when we were both getting our gray hair covered up. We had a nice visit & had some good laughs sitting there talking with dye & foils in our hair! I will miss our run-in’s together.
    Lastly, to Timmy Bally,
    As you already know, the Big Walnut class of 1979 lost a kind, sweet, loving guy when we lost Kevin. Your classmates are also aware of the lifelong friendship you & Kevin have had, so we are all sending you a great big class of “79” hug & kiss & will be thinking of you as you say goodbye to your childhood friend/brother.

  • My sympathies to Kevin’s family and friends. I am a classmate of Kevin and my heart aches for you.

  • May the wonderful memories comfort you. We were blessed to have Kevin for a neighbor and friend. John enjoy setting in the evening talking to him. (like a son) telling him stories. Kevin graduated with my daughter Kim Conley. Our most Sincere
    sympathy to his family. May God comfort you.

  • So sorry for your loss. KEVIN was a very nice man. He is my grandaugther Bre’s Dad. I know she was his pride and joy. .Bre was a. Daddy’s glad that he got to see her happy married and to see and hold his granddaughter Genevieve. MARILYN I can’t imagine how hard it is to loss your son. Prayers to all of the family.

  • My sympathies to you and your family. May your memories comfort you and keep Kevin close in your hearts always.

  • So sad to loose a classmate at such a young age. A family should be so proud a service man and a emt and Columbus fireman God bless him what a great hero, rest in peace, so long for now till we meet again Prayers to all of your family . Classmate of 79, Eugenia Anderson.

  • So sorry for your loss. We only knew Kevin a short time but know what he meant to his family and community.

    Family of his roommate at the Columbus Colony, Les Spencer.