John Bohler

May 10, 1949July 2, 2018

John W. Bohler, 69, passed away peacefully on July 2 after living with Lewy Body Disease. A screenplay writer by training, he served in the Coast Guard Reserves for 20 years, raised two children (Alexandra and Stephen), worked various jobs including Transcultural Director at United Seminary, and in addition to coaching, volunteered with PTAs, Methodist churches, The Other Place (now Homefull), GDCC, and the Dayton View Triangle. His wife, Carolyn; daughter, Alexandra; and granddaughters, Kya and Alana, will carry on his passion serving the community. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Homefull or WYSO. A memorial service will be held July 13, 2018, 12pm, at Grace UMC. Reception to follow.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Reception Friday, July 13, 2018

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Victoria McKenze

July 7, 2018

My transcultural experience to Haiti was an experience that I still share. He was a wonderful mentor that opened my eyes to other countries and people; especially to how the new lepers of the world are treated ( HIV\AIDS victims) I bless his family for sharing their father and husband with us. Rev. Victoria McKenze, M.Div. 2000

Paige Chargois

July 6, 2018

My "season" at UTS was made quite special as a "MITCHELL-BOHLER FELLOW", matriculating through the first all-female Doctor of Ministry program, under the tutelage of Dr. Carolyn Bohler! It was during that time I met John and now express my condolences to Carolyn and the family in their bereavement. Our Lord will provide the strength you will need for the next phase of your earthly journey. May you know -- in ever increasing ways -- His love, His grace and His power as you face these next days! All the best to you and the family . . . Rev. Dr. Paige Lanier Chargois