Richard Kehler, 90, of Hackettstown found his eternal comfort in the Everlasting Arms of our Lord January 13, 2021. Born September 21, 1930, in Easton, PA, to Raymond and Gertrude (Cook) Kehler, Richard grew up in Washington and Hackettstown. He married the love of his life Gloria (Blake) on January 9, 1950, and just celebrated 71 years of joy-filled time together.
The Kehlers were busy creating a life centered around family. Richard was an example of selfless generosity to all who knew him. Everyone will always remember his kindness and compassion. His deep love for his family anchored generations that reflect that same love across each age.
He leaves behind his loving wife Gloria and six children: Deborah and Peter Fisher of Florida; Bradley and Colleen (O’Connell) of NJ; Diane Gaber and Adrian Perrachio of Connecticut; Robert and Donna (Mongiello) of NJ; Susan and Leonard Richards of PA; and Blake and Beth (Orcutt) of Maine. There are 11 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren spreading from coast to coast to coast. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruth, and his brother Gary.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to either:
Trinity United Methodist Church 213 Main St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 www.catchthespirit.org/online-giving/
Alzheimer Association 225 N. Michigan Avenue Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home. Because of Covid 19, a service for family members only will be held. A life celebration is planned for later this year. Thanks to all of you for your love. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please www.cochranfuneral.com