Wayne W. Kohn

December 22, 1917 - July 15, 2011 

Wayne W. Kohn

December 22, 1917 - July 15, 2011 

Obituary for Wayne W. Kohn

Kohn Wayne Woodrow Wayne W. Kohn, retired Vice President of Engineering of Libbey-Owens-Ford died July 15, 2011. He was 93 years old. Mr. Kohn's career spanned 37 and half years of continued growth in the flat glass industry. He started as a Junior Engineer in the technical center and retired as a Vice President. In the intervening years he served as Construction Engineer on many of the major plant projects and as he put it “had the pleasure of working for and with a vast number of excellent engineers and production managers”. While employed at LOF, Mr. Kohn conceived the idea of naming the University of Toledo Football Stadium “The Glass Bowl” as a civic enterprise. “As glass is made by fusing many materials, so were the efforts of The Toledo University and Toledo glass industries fused to promote the Glass Bowl”. Mr. Kohn was active in many civic and community affairs. He was president of The Downtown Exchange Club, president of Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, past master of Barton Smith Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite and Zenobia Shrine. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo and served as Chairman of the Executive Committee, a member of the Board of Trustees, A deacon and Sunday School Teacher. In addition he delivered Mobile Meals, volunteered at Riverside Hospital and Flower Hospital and Salvation Army. He was a volunteer naturalist at Lucas County Metro Parks. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Virginia R. (Renn) Kohn; sons Jeffery (Rachel) Kohn, Kevin (Andrea) Kohn; daughter Kristin (Tom) Kohn Kahl; granddaughters, Stephanie (Adam) Kahl Shelton, and Tiffani Kohn Williams; grandsons, Eric (Jenny) Kahl, Eric (Stephanie) Whitener; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Hailey Kahl, Joshua and Ryan Shelton, and Gabrielle, Camberlie, Jamieson, and Allora Williams. The family would like to sincerely thank all of the staff at Hospice of Norwest Ohio for their devoted and loving care of Wayne Throughout the past nine weeks. Memorial Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo on Saturday July 30, 2011 at 11:00AM where friends may visit from 10:00-11:00AM. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo Endowment Fund or the Wayne and Virginia Kohn Student Intern and Lay Education Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors. To send the family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-wes.com

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