Drew Kohler Obituary, Death – Drew Kohler of Massachusetts has died. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drew Kohler was born in Dayton, Washington on July 15, to David and Myrna Kohler. He earned a Master of Arts in French and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Washington State University. He and his first wife made Richland, Washington their permanent home. He frequently mentioned their two daughters’ births as the most memorable days of his life.
Drew was the chair of the Richland High School World Languages Department and an active member of the faculty union. Drew taught French at Shaler High School, led Language and Friendship study abroad tours to France, and assisted in the training of instructors for the University of Pittsburgh’s College in the High School program. In Sandpoint, Idaho, on September 8, 2012, he married Cynthia Croot. His students adored him because he made learning fun and was always inspiring. He was a dependable guide who never shied away from speaking his mind to his colleagues in the teaching profession.
Drew to those who knew him best, had a deep respect for the natural world and felt most at ease when surrounded by its elemental beauty and power, particularly in the mountains or by the sea. His love of the great outdoors began at a young age, when he worked on horseback for the forest service tracking elk. Andy was an outspoken activist for social justice who found life-changing fellowship in AA and Native American Wellbriety, where he helped others in turn. Andy was also a social justice activist.
In addition to being a fan of Washington State University football (Go Cougs! ), he enjoyed taking in stray animals, driving classic cars, serving as an announcer at sporting events, and fishing in clear water. Drew is survived by his wife Cynthia Croot, his two daughters Sloane and Kate Kohler, his parents David and Myrna Koler, his three sisters Michelle Mitchell, Brenda Hoon, and Tammra Kohler, as well as a slew of other people whose lives were profoundly impacted by his extraordinary generosity, kindness, and zest for life.