A man who guided young people for over 30 years is being remembered for his work in education and community service.

Ernest Koehler of Endwell had been a teacher in the Union Endicott School District at the George H. Nichols Elementary School before becoming Principal of the George W. Johnson Elementary School in a career that spanned 32 years until his retirement in 1984.

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According to the obituary placed by the family, Koehler was honored in 2008 when the lobby of the George F. Johnson Elementary School was named after him.

He was also a member of the Lions Club and a president of the Boys & Girls Club in Endicott.

Koehler was 94.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 2 at the Allen Memorial Home on East Main Street in Endicott.

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