Richard L. Koehler, 79, Riverside

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Richard L. Koehler, 79, of Crescent Park Manor, Crescent View Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on May 23, 2013.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Clifford L. and Dorothea M. (O’Brien) Koehler, he lived in Riverside for 55 years. Mr. Koehler was a petroleum pipe fitter for 20 years.  He was a United States Maine Corps Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Koehler was a member of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club.  He loved being on the water where he enjoyed sailing.

He is survived by three sons; Richard L. Koehler of Clarkdale, Ariz., David J. Koehler of Cranston and Mark E. Koehler of Barrington, a daughter; Cheryl A. Koehler of East Providence, a sister; Rita Tillinghast of Florida, a brother; Paul Koehler of Florida, nine grandchildren and twin great granddaughters.

His funeral and burial will be private.  Arrangements are by the W.  Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Riverside. Visit www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com for more information.

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