John G. Kohan - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John G. Kohan

November 22, 1937 - May 24, 2018

John G. Kohan, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Born in Madera, PA on November 22, 1937, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Basarab) Kohan.  John proudly served his country in the US Army.  He was a graduate of Moshannon Valley High School in Madera, PA and received his Bachelors degree from Clarion State Teachers College in Clarion, PA.

John dedicated his career to teaching science and retired from the Christina School District after 37 years at Ogletown Junior High, Christiana Junior High and Gauger Middle School.

A true outdoorsman, John enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.  He was an avid sports fan and loved watching all types of sports, especially those of his grandchildren.  John was strong in his Christian faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Newark.  Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia May (Salts) Kohan; and brother, Michael Kohan.  He is survived by his sons, David S. Kohan (Daria) of Newark, DE and Christopher M. Kohan (Amy) of Elkton, MD; sister, Mary Osborne (Herbert) of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Matthew and Katelyn Kohan and Lauren Rogers.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm.  Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Gracelawn Memorial Park.


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  • Love and prayers to all of you. May God give you peace and comfort.

  • My condolences for the loss of your father. May God Bless you in your hour of need.

  • So sorry to hear the sad news of John’s passing I will miss him dearly he has been my next door neighbor 45 years

  • Our condolences on the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you.

  • Your Father will not be forgotten. Though I am sure you do not know, that he gave himself, his time, and yours up for so many others. Personally, I had him as my Science teacher at Gauger Middle, and he taught me so much. In return, my love of Science was shared with my children, who know have also moved on from schooling, but share the love of Science, who I am sure, will pass that along to theirs. I want to personally thank your family for the sacrifices you all made so he could teach me, and through him, my children… He was a great man. So many deserved Thanks. May God keep you in his arms during this difficult time and give you comfort. Again, thank you for your selflessness and sharing your Father with the rest of your local community. He will never be forgotten!

  • So sorry for your loss. Mr. Kohan was my 8th grade science teacher, he was one of my favorites and I didn’t have to many I RIP Mr. Kohan.