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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Mark Delroy Kahler

March 8, 1932August 30, 2020

Mark D. Kahler, 88, a former Budget Officer for the CIA, died on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Crofton Nursing Home. He lived in Bowie, Maryland since 1994.

Mr. Kahler, a former Forestville, Maryland resident, was born in Herndon, Pennsylvania. He was a 1950 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School in Dalmatia, Pennsylvania. After graduation he worked as a freight handler for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Harrisburg until the Spring of 1951, when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After basic training, he served the balance of his enlistment at Andrews AFB. After his discharge in 1955 as a Staff Sergeant, he went to work as a mail clerk at PEPCO. In 1956 he joined the CIA as a clerk-typist and later served through various middle management positions until retiring in 1988 as a budget officer with almost thirty three years of service. In recognition of his exceptional achievement he was awarded the CIA Career Intelligence Medal.

His hobbies included running, bicycling and swimming.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Forestville, Maryland and All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, Maryland.

His wife of 43 years, Teresa M. Kahler died in 1996.

Family members include one daughter, Mary T. Overton of Walkersville, Maryland, two sons, Mark D. Kahler and Robert E. Kahler of Bowie, Maryland; three brothers Neal L Kahler of Glendale, Arizona and the late Guy M. Kahler, Ernest F. Kahler; one sister the late Sandra E. Hallock. Mr. Kahler is also survived by four grandchildren.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

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Ally Buss

August 31, 2020

My condolences to the Kahler family at this time. Mark truly was a ray of sunshine and brought joy to so many around him during the year I got to know him. He was the very first resident I had which made saying goodbye that much harder. He holds a special place in all of our hearts. May he rest in peace. GNA Ally, CCRC.

Ethena Stallings

August 31, 2020

My favorite memory with Mark was coming to see him everyday calling out “Marky Mark” and he would always say “Hey” in his energetic voice while he gave a little jump with a brighten up face as he was waving and smiling. My condolences to his family and friends! He was a true sweetheart. I miss him very much but I’m glad he’s at peace. Love you Mark your buddy GNA Ethena Stallings

Nicole Steele

August 31, 2020

My condolences to the kahler family at this difficult time. The two years I’ve known Mark he has been one of my favorite residents. he always had a smile on his face and it always was a joy to talk to him. He will be deeply miss By everyone. GNA Nicole, CCRC

Kimberlee Royer

August 31, 2020

My condolences to the Kahler family at this difficult time. Mr. Kahler will be greatly missed by so many here. Nurse Kim, CCRC

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