Kohrman,Charles “Pat” Patrick II

Charles P. (Pat) Kohrman,II, 58, Reading, passed away Tuesday, February 19th, while in the company of family members, at his residence. .

Pat was born in Union Town., Pa. on May 29, 1954, a son of Lillian Imogene (Fike) Kohrman and the late Charles P. Kohrman.

He was the husband of Naomi L. (Whipple) Kohrman. They were married for 36 years.
Pat cherished his family and enjoyed life. We will miss his wit,sensitivity and sweet dance moves. We’ll remember his farm stories,missionary tales,woodworking and body surfing at its finest.Pat attended Bringham Young University,Susquehanna University and Penn State where he was employed as an instructor and CIO for 36 years.

He was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Pat served in many leadership positions including Bishop,Stake Presidency,High Council,the Addiction Recovery Program,Boy Scouts of America and Youth organizations.
He will be dearly missed.
Charles is also survived by
two daughters, Molly Kohrman, of Kensington,MD.;
Ruthie Kohrman, of Muhlenberg Twp.;
three sons Chip, husband of Breezi Kohrman, of Columbus,OH; Brian, husband of Sarah Kohrman, of Salt Lake City,Utah; Jeff, husband of Zaikea Kohrman, of Antietam;

Charles is also survived by
two sisters, Sandy Bickhart and Colleen Brubaker
two brothers, Jeff Kohrman, of Indiana; Shawn Kohrman, of California;
Patsy is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Alli,Maggie,Dexter and Miles Kohrman and numerous nieces and nephews

Services will be at at the church, 3344 Reading Crest Ave. on Friday at 11:00 AM .

Friends are invited to call Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM. at Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading. Friends are also invited to call Friday 9:00-11:00 AM. at the church prior to the service.

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pat Kohrman Memorial Fund at Penn State Berks Campus,Office of Developement,PO Box 7009,Reading,Pa. 19610.

Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com


  1. The Pat I knew… His actions were quiet and carefully calculated, and from his light-filled, compassionate, and righteous character, I looked up to him as someone to emulate.

  2. He always had a kind smile for me. He was a sweet man and a good father and husband. Just looking at his great family is evidence of that.

  3. He is such a sweet, wonderful man and great father. I feel blessed to have known him and to know his amazing family, which he loved so dearly.

  4. We feel blessed to have known Pat and his family. When Lorne came back from his mission Pat talked to him about his future plans and then gave him a suggestion on what path to follow. I don’t know if he ever knew (as we moved away) that Lorne followed his councel and now works in the very field (and loves it!!) that Pat suggested to him. We are very thankful for his wisdom and councel to Lorne at this early stage of his life.

  5. I remember best his kindness, gentle smile, and the ease with which he laughed. What is obvious when you look at the effect of his life is that those were not mere surface traits, but were an indication of his entire character.

  6. Pat’s contagious smile,kind heart and sweet nature will be sorely missed. We were blessed to have him in our family.

  7. He was a sweet man and kind to all he met. He will be dearly missed Our thoughts and prayers going out to his wife and family.

  8. As Pat’s brother Shawn’s mother-in-law, I was blessed to meet Pat one time, we shared a meal. He was kind, witty, and his smile and demeanor made me feel like we had known each other always.

  9. A kind and compassionate colleague. My regards to his loving family.

  10. Pat was a great example to me and many others – consistent in service to church, friends and family. He had a jovial laugh and maintained it through difficult times. I’m glad to have known him and was able to see in him how a saintly man lives his life. A great loss to family and church here; a great asset to those who have awaited his arrival ‘there’. May God’s peace and comfort be with Naomi and family…

  11. Pat was a wonderful neighbor and a shining example of a husband and father. My thoughts are with Naomi and his family at this time. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you created throughout the years.

  12. Even though we don’t know Bro. Kohrman personally our daughter has been in his home as a friend of Molly’s. We were touched in reading his obituary to see the many professional accomplishments in his life and his dedication and service to the gospel. We wish the Lord’s blessings Molly, to be with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your father from this life.

  13. Pat you will be missed dearly. I often reflect upon the impact you have had on my life, from when I was a youth and you had Brian instruct me that the proper phone etiquette was to state my name first before I asked for someone or to our long talks during after institute class. Your sense of humor and presence will be dearly missed. Your memory will live on in us because of the impact your example has had. I miss you already, may our Father in Heaven welcome you with open arms for a job well done and shower your loved ones with comfort for thier loss.

  14. Dear Kohrman Family:

    I am sad to hear of Pat’s passing, he was truly a kind, generous person with gentle wit and dry humor. I will truly miss him as will the rest of the campus. I hope your family memories keep you all strong.

  15. To the whole Kohrman family.
    Pres Kimball said there is no tragedy in death only in sin. Thank goodness for the blessing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gives us strength to face the challenges of life with the hope and promise of reunion in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sheldon and Pat Dance

  16. I only worked with Pat a short time at PSU Berks, but quickly realized his calm, friendly, but confident nature. When I relocated to PSU main campus, I was given a friendly and confident welcome once they’d learned that I’d worked under Pat’s management. It turns out that Pat was well liked and respected by many all over PSU, and I was one of the lucky ones that got to know that. He will be greatly missed…

  17. I first met Pat at the Frye Leadership Institute at Emory University in 2000. Through the years we met regularly at Educause meetings and other higher ed gatherings. Though we might not see each other for a year or more, he always made me feel like we picked up right where we left off yesterday. His wisdom, his humor, his love of family, and his easy going manner always brought a welcome level of comfort.

    All his friends in the educational community will miss him dearly. May his soul live on through all who were touched by his life.

    -Vince Sheehan, CIO IU School of Medicine

  18. I will always remember Pat as a wonderful friend and colleague. My most sincere condolences to his family.

  19. Pat was a wonderful professional colleague with whom I enjoyed working. It was a blessing that our paths crossed through the Frye Institute. My deepest sympathy and prayers for his family.

  20. Our hearts go out to all the Kohrman family. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you. Our family was so blessed to have known this great man. He was a stalwart in the gospel and a shining example of love and support for us during those years in the Stake Presidency. We love him so much and are so grateful to have seen and spoken to him once more at the Awake Wake. We send our love and thoughts and prayers to you, his wonderful family.

  21. Pat was a wonderful example to our family. His smile could melt the coldest heart, and his soft spoken words of comfort and wisdom could uplift the weakest spirit. He was the kindest Bishop and his familys’ love and devotion for each other is an example to everyone who knew him. We will miss him and our prayers of joy are with his family. Pat was a friend to everyone. He was a faithful Servant of The Lord.

  22. We knew Pat many years ago, when we lived in Reading. He was a kind man, with a great sense of humor. May God bless and comfort you all.

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