Edward Keene Mohler III, 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.
He was born to the late Eleanor Keene Herring and Edward Keene Mohler II on June 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. He spent his early years in Shaker Heights, Ohio, then moved to Florida in the 1940s.
After stints in Vero Beach, Florida and Miami, Florida, where his father worked as a chef and hotel manager, he settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1952 and it was there that he met his wife of almost 55 years, Margaret “Peggy” Chandelier.
He spent two years at Duke University then entered Officer Cadet School for the U.S. Air Force in 1956. He was based in Dover, Delaware as a USAF captain and he and Peggy tied the knot in 1957.
He retired from active duty in 1963 then finished college and obtained his graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, settling in Fort Lauderdale.
He remained active in the Air Force Reserve until his honorable discharge in 1973. He spent 30 years working as a CPA in South Florida, managing Port Laudania for many years then finishing his career as a forensic accountant for the Florida State Attorney’s Economic Crime Unit.
He and Peggy retired to their dream community of Cashiers in 2003.
Edward Mohler was an active member at the Glenville VFW Jimmy Dillard Post. He served on the Friends of Lake Glenville Board as treasurer for many years.
He was an active member of Cashiers United Methodist Church financial committees and spent many hours volunteering for Fishes and Loaves.
He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy, and will be deeply missed by his companion, Marie Waid; his three children, Lauren (husband Bob Lange), Scott (wife Lee Mohler) and Todd (wife Janine Mohler); and his six grandchildren (Ned and Georgia Lange, Abby and Caroline Mohler and Dane and Cole Mohler.)
A celebration of life service is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Cashiers United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richelle Sampl officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 919, Cashiers, NC 28717 or Four Seasons Hospice Care, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.