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Ned J. Pahl American Veteran

Ned J. Pahl, 76, of Findlay passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his residence. Ned was born on September 30, 1935 to Ignatius and Elizabeth (Kinstle) Pahl.

Ned served his country in the U.S. Army, and retired from Findlay City Schools after 27 years of service. Ned was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, the Findlay Elks Lodge 75, the American Legion Post 3, the Port Clinton Moose, Findlay Sail and Power Squadron, and the Port Clinton Yacht Club. Ned also operated his own sailboat charter on Lake Erie.

Ned is survived by his wife Anne (Tebbe) Pahl; daughters, Elizabeth (Randy) Wanamaker, Kathryn (Eric) McKee, and Karen (Tom) Young; 8 beloved grandchildren, Ken, Maryanne, Andrew, Miles, Ellie, Kylie, Kelton, and Katie; brother, Robert (Mary) Pahl; and sisters, Norma Doyle, and Mary (Bernard) Collet; Goddaughter, Melissa (Adam) Cornacchio; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Ned was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Pahl.

Friends and family may visit on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will start at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and proceed to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (East) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Michael Hohenbrink celebrating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad conducting military rites. Memorial contribution’s in Ned’s  name may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Parish, the ALS Association, Northern Ohio Chapter, Cancer Patients Services, or Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

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  1. Clay and Kelly Lewis May 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Anne and family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of Ned’s passing, yet comforted to know that he will no longer suffer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of his infectious energy and wit. We’ll miss his customary joke at our monthly gatherings.

  2. Anne and girls,

    I am so sorry to hear this news. It was fun to know he had built the cupboards in Laura’s bedroom that then became Melissa’s. I have fond memories of Ned and your family. You are in my prayers.

    Most sincerely,
    Pat Montooth

  3. Bill & Mary Ann Leutz May 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Dear Anne & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Ned’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are all comforted that Ned’s pain is over.

    Bill & Mary Ann Leutz

  4. Bob, Sara, and Morgan Barkhurst May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Dear Anne and Family,

    We are very sorry to hear that Ned passed away. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your husband, Dad, and Grandpa. We know he will be missed not only by his family, but also by his many friends! We feel fortunate in having had the opportunity to spend time with him on Halloween, as well as at many of his Grandchildren’s performances. He was such a kind and supportive man!

    Bob, Sara, and Morgan Barkhurst (Friends of Karen, Tom, Katie, Kylie, and Kelton Young)

  5. Jim (JD) & Penni Smith May 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Anne and Family,

    We are sorry to hear of Ned’s passing. There is comfort in the fact that he is no longer suffering. He is now with the angels and is probably already starting to build a new sailing vessel. Our prayers are with you.

    JD and Penni Smith

  6. Anne & Beth,

  7. Anne & Beth,

    I am so saddend to hear of Ned’s passing. I just go to hear his great spirit & humor the other day when I called you, Anne. He was in the background and made a great comment & suggestion about a hug. I just hung up the phone and smiled. Nothing ever got that spirit of his down. He was a great inspirational person who will be saddly missed.

    Penny ( at Dr. Goodman’s office)

  8. Dear Anne and Family, I am sincerely sorry for you loss. Ned was a remarkable man. When I met him in 1967, being a freshman at BGSU, I hoped to marry a man just like him. God Bless you as your mourn the passing of your Husband and Father and rejoice in the love and devotion he had for all of you. Sincerely, Ann

  9. Beth and Dave Seman May 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Anne, Beth, Kathy, Karen and families,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Ned was an amazing, loving, fun, all around good guy and he will truly be missed. We will treasure our memories … and I will treasure all the hugs I got!

    Please know we will keep you in our prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless you all as your angel now watches over you.

    Much love,
    Dave, Beth and family

  10. Matt and Marne Keeler May 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Aunt Anne, Beth, Kathy and Karen,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss visiting Uncle Ned and hearing his latest joke he had to tell. They were always worth repeating.
    We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Always,

    Matt and Marne

  11. Thanks to Ned many young boys became men and learned the construction trades, to this day I still use the skills he taught me. Ned made a big difference in my life and I will be forever grateful.

    James A. McCall
    Class of 1976

  12. Jan McClelland May 5, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Ned always had a smile on his face. I truly appreciated and respected him as Vocational Supervisor while we were both working at Millstream. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

    Jan McClelland
    Millstream East

  13. Tami Wallace May 5, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Anne, Beth, Kathy, Karen and families,

    In my short tenure at Millstream, Ned’s name has been lovingly mentioned several times as one of the most influential people ensuring Millstream Career Center’s success. I’m sorry that he was unable to see the new facility open.

    We are praying for peace at this time when there will be an empty seat at many concerts and graduations to come.

    Tami, Mike, Michaela, Mara & Caleb Wallace

  14. Jim & Janet Paule May 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Dear Mary,

    We are saddened to hear of Ned’s passing. I am glad I saw him last fall at the weekly gathering at the Landing Pad. Most importantly, he appeared to enjoy being there that day. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  15. To the family of Ned Pahl,

    I was most saddened to see that Ned had passed on, but I know he is now in a better place. He was an amazing man, husband, and father. I feel so very fortunate to have known him as a teaching colleague at FHS, as a parent of three of my former students, and most importantly, as a friend. Ned always managed to have a smile on his face and see things in a positive way, even when he was going through difficult times. He set a terrific example for everyone who knew him on how to be a good person. I will always cherish my many wonderful memories of Ned, Anne, Beth, Kathy, and Karen. To me, this family is the perfect example of what a family should be. Ned will live on in the memories of all those who knew him, and that includes a lot of people.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Dave Hanson

  16. Shirley Nebergall May 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Beth, Kathy and Karen,

    I’m so sorry for your loss of your father!!! He will always be a part of you and your memories of him will keep him near to you.

    Take care!

  17. Lisa Ede and Greg Pfarr May 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Anne and family,
    I was stunned and saddened to learn about Ned’s passing. He was such an inspiring person and neighbor–so gentle, caring, humorous (in the very best way), and generous. I saw all these aspects of his character in the photo that came up when I entered this site.

    It made me happy to reconnect with you both when I visited dad in the nursing home. I saw the love that you have for each other so clear in your eyes. You still have that, though Ned is no longer with you. He is surely there in spirit. And he is no longer suffering.

    It meant a lot to my family to have you as neighbors and as friends. We are grateful for that gift.

    Lisa Ede

  18. Robin Ede Bravard May 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Anne and family,
    I want to express my deepest sympathy on your loss. The thing that I always think of when I think of Ned Pahl is his wonderful spirit, and the light in his eyes, and his smile, and good humor and kindness. And of course, having you all as neighbors as we kids were growing up was wonderful. Even though I am now in Florida, I have such fond memories of those times. And also of seeing you at Mass when we visited Dad when he was at the Heritage.

    You’re in my prayers — Robin Ede Bravard

  19. Colleen Brewer May 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Dear Anne, Beth, Kathy and Karen,

    I am so sad to hear about Ned as I loved him as a child dearly. He and your family were such a part of my growing up on Beech Avenue.

    His creativity, workmanship and joy for life are a part of me to this day.

    I most remember him tickling me and joking with me as a little girl; and also remember being fascinated by all the renovation projects going on from the brick courtyard to the sauna to the garage. It was all so amazing and exciting and inspired my career in design.

    Ned, thank you for influencing who I am today.

    Anne, I am so sad about Ned and I am thinking of you and all our great times. Your family is beautiful and taught me so much.

    Colleen Brewer

  20. It was always great to see Ned and talk some. And this was many times–since I walked past your home on Beech every day–sometimes 4 times in a day–for 20 years. I would always hope to run into him–as I would catch him sometimes working on another project out in back. He was a kind, wise and gentle person– and I enjoyed his humor. All the best to you Anne.

  21. Becky Walters May 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Anne and Girls
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ned, your family will always have a special place in my heart for all the years I have known you and how welcome you made us feel when we moved into the Findlay area.
    You have my sincere sympathy, Ned was a great husband, father and grandfather to his family and a real asset to the community, he will be great missed.
    Becky Walters

  22. Jim &Vickie Courtney May 7, 2012 at 8:07 am


    We talk about how we met you and Ned all the time. What wonderful memories we have.Ned was a great person and we will miss his wit and humor he was just a good guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim & Vickie

  23. St. Michael’s is an extended family and sharing those formative years, especially in the folk choir with Beth and Kathy brought an extra set of parental eyes looking over me too.

    But I had the additional privalege of being mentored in the business of sailing by Ned just a few years ago when I returned to town. I will remember that friendly as well as professional advice for as long as I’m on the water with canvass over my head.

    God bless each of you as you as you move through this loss. My prayers will be with you.

  24. Joyce Lammers May 7, 2012 at 9:16 am

    …just one of the most amazing men I have ever known…..

  25. Tracy Willoughby May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Karen, Kathy, and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    May God bless you and keep you in His tender care during this difficult time.

    Tracy & Troy Willoughby, Brian, and Jacob

  26. Beth, Kathy, and your entire families,

    I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know, in the coming days, you’ll remember a lot of great times with the rest of your family and find solace in the stories and memories you will all share. I also know you spent many hours while your dad was still among us making those wonderful memories. Carry them with you, share them, laugh, and cry – and most of all, keep your family close for the love and support only they can provide.

    I know your dad has now sailed into his final sunset on the horizon, but also know you will all be joined together again to sail across our heavens. Please find comfort in knowing that while he physically is separated from you, his spirit and soul lives on in the stories and memories and love you all share.

    My prayers are with you.


  27. It is highly unusual for the Hebrew prayer of Kaddish to be recited upon the death of a Christian. But Ned Pahl, through his exemplary life and good deeds, is worthy and deserving of this, the highest tribute I can pay to his blessed memory. May his soul enjoy eternal repose in Heaven. I will miss you, my friend.

    Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba b’alma di-v’ra

    chirutei, v’yamlich malchutei b’chayeichon

    uvyomeichon uvchayei d’chol beit yisrael, ba’agala

    uvizman kariv, v’im’ru: “amen.”

    Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach l’alam ul’almei almaya.

    Yitbarach v’yishtabach, v’yitpa’ar v’yitromam

    v’yitnaseh, v’yithadar v’yit’aleh v’yit’halal sh’mei

    d’kud’sha, b’rich hu,

    l’eila min-kol-birchata v’shirata, tushb’chata

    v’nechemata da’amiran b’alma, v’im’ru: “amen.”

    Y’hei shlama raba min-sh’maya v’chayim aleinu

    v’al-kol-yisrael, v’im’ru: “amen.”

    Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu

    v’al kol-yisrael, v’imru: “amen.”

    The Abrams Family

  28. Cindy Sheridan (formerly Rosselet) May 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Anne and girls and grandchildren!

    As I left the funeral home tonight just before the 7:30 services as I turned onto Bright Road low and behold was an absolutely beautiful rainbow that was huge and seemed so remarkably close. It was still drizzing rain but the sun was shining as well. Almost seemed to stretch over to the funeral home. I was listening to quiet symphonic music and it just gave me chills. That rainbow was remarkable and I thought that is one word to describe Ned…..remarkable! He had that twinkle and sparkle in his eyes and he always had a kind word to say to me whenever I saw him and he would put his hand around my shoulder or grasp my hand and sincerely look at me and say “How are you doin’ kiddo – life treating you right”? or something along that line. His smile and demeanor was infectious (in a good way) to those he met along the path of his life. What a legacy and good man of God. God’s blessings on all of you on your life’s journey and cherish the husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather and good friend that touched your lives with beautiful memories!! He was one of the “good guys” that’s for sure!

  29. I am sad to hear of Ned’s passing. I will always remember the times he took me sailing and what a patient and kind sailing teacher he was. Anne your are in our thoughts.
    -Debra, The Beach Family

  30. John Lawrence May 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Dear Anne,

    I just heard of Ned’s passing. The time I spent with both of you here in Maine is treasured. I appreciated the advice Ned gave me in sailing, cooking and enjoying life. Sailing across the bay for lobster rolls is one of my fondest memories. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Northeast Harbor, Maine

  31. Julie Ede Campbell May 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Dear Anne, Beth, Kathy, and Karen —

    I have so many wonderful memories of Ned — though I just want to call him “Dad.” All the great times camping and sailing, all the meals shared around your table, all the car pools to school in the morning, and all the times just hanging out in the neighborhood — these are all memories I cherish! Ned’s pride in his workmanship was always so evident, as he undertook various projects. One of my favorite memories was when he let Kathy and I come along on the high school ski trip with his (all-boy) class (we were just in junior high at the time!) More recently, I was so touched when Ned and Anne had my Dad and I over to their house for a meal, when I was in Findlay visiting my Dad in the nursing home. The couple hours we spent with you felt like a return home for both me and Dad.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  32. Marla K. Brumbaugh May 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Kathy…I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I knew Ned through the schools, but most of all through the Park District, as they were a graphic design client of mine. He was always a twinkling smile in my day, and certainly had an expansive knowledge of the outdoors. As a “transplant” into this area, it was folks like your Dad who formed my perception of Findlay over the years. He was ALWAYS very helpful and kind. I’ll be thinking of you and Eric and the rest of your family as you go through transitional days ahead.

  33. Dan and Jean Freytag May 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Anne and family,

    We just heard of Ned’s passing and are truly saddened. We enjoyed stories of boating and Maine at family gatherings! He will be missed and we will always carry good memories.

    All our love,
    Dan and Jean

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