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So far haven't found any pictures, but have you seen his obituary?


Adam "Gordon" Kolhoff, 99, died at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Findlay. Visitation will be at Walker Mortuary in Napoleon, Ohio, on Thursday, August 7, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7:30. The funeral service will be on Friday, August 8, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Denman presiding. Burial will be at Grelton Cemetery. Gordon was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd and two sisters, Eva "Marie" Kirkbride and Bertha Kolhoff. He is survived by one sister, Elsie Mae (William) Helfrick of Findlay; two nephews, Robert (Renee) Kirkbride of Guntersville, Alabama, and Edwin (Linda) Kolhoff of Pandora; and four nieces, Linda (Ken) Baab of Flint, Michigan, Nancy (Ken) Kolhoff-Belle of American Samoa and Cynthia (Eric) Habegger and Jeanne (Luke) Bartolomeo both of Findlay. Born October 27, 1908, in Columbus Grove to Clyde W. and Alice L. (Burrell) Kolhoff, Gordon married Ruby "Bernadine" Snyder in 1930, and she passed away in 1996. Gordon attended Findlay College before moving to Toledo where he spent most of his life. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941, and after officer training served until he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1946 but remained in the army reserves. His military accomplishments include being responsible for the first military landing strip in Saudia Arabia and initiating an educational program for the military overseas. Gordon became an accomplished private pilot and loved flying. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Gordon joined Eriksen's Inc. Office Supply in Toledo and retired as Vice President. Gordon was past commander of American Legion post 335 and became the post adjutant. He was president of the Reserve Officer Association, a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist. He was a 78 year member of the Masonic Lodge. During that time he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Zenobia Shrine, and president of the National Sojourners. He was past Master of the Sanford Collins Lodge No. 396 F&AM. Memorials can be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice Gift of Dreams

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