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Donald Ward Ohl

September 20, 1941 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 77)
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Donald Ward Ohl, age 77, of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019, surrounded by his children.  Born September 20, 1941, in Bloomsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Donald Paul Ohl and Claire Elizabeth Ohl.  Don was preceded in death by his spouse, Jeanne Freeland Ohl, and by his brother, Steven Ohl. 

He is survived by his three sons, David (Patricia), Jeffery (Daphne), and Richard Orwan Jr, (Kelly); his daughter, Ranee Berliant (Alan); his sibling, Donna Munkasey, and nephew Steve Munkasey and his eight grandchildren, Teague, Sydney, Ethan, Bryce, Jordan, Courtney, Connor, Dylan and Rachael.  They truly were the light of his life.  Don will be remembered as a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. 

Don graduated from Camp Hill College Prep High School in 1959 and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1966 with a degree in education. A proud veteran of the U.S. armed forces, Don served in the U.S. Army in Korea in the early 1960’s.  After military service he earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University.  Following his Master’s Degree, Don became the Director of the Family Therapy Center & Psychology Testing Lab at Harrisburg State Hospital.   

After a career change, Don began working with Merrill Lynch in Philadelphia in the commodity business, partnered with International Paper Company.  His success with Merrill Lynch led him to become the National Sales Manager for Forest Products Futures with E.F Hutton.  In 1989, he became a successful Independent Floor Broker at both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, specializing in Lumber futures.  

Don will be fondly remembered for his love of good wine, golf and jazz.  His special chili recipe was a family favorite.  Always there to counsel family and friends, Don was a great listener with a unique and wise perspective, coupled with the ability to bring a bit of humor to any situation.  

Our thanks to the professionals at Banyan Place and Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Florida for their loving care and support.  

A Celebration of Life memorial will be planned for a future date. 

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