John Paul Koehn

August 15, 1984 - November 21, 2013
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Much loved by many, J.P. died in an auto accident in the windstorm of Nov. 21.

JP attended St. Mary’s High and graduated from Albany High in 2003. After graduation he studied wood working, furniture building and worked in cabinet making for a time. In 2005 he joined the family manufacturing firm in Berkeley as part of the third generation of Koehns. With his dad’s retirement a few years ago he assumed all sales duties and much of the management of the firm, helping it grow to its present size.

Perhaps the most important events in his life were the birth of his daughter in 2009 and the death of his older brother Michael when JP was 13. Like his folks and siblings, he never really got over Mike’s death.

In addition to his daughter Isabelle Grace, JP is survived by his parents, Paul and Beatrice, sister Eileen Propp and her husband Rick and brother Edward and his wife Jenny. JP is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins way too numerous to mention by name, all of whom loved him and cherished the time they had been able to spend with this very special soul.

JP had a wide circle of friends and anyone who knew him counted him as a friend and valued his humor, compassion and genuine caring nature.

Funeral mass at St Mary Magdalen Church, Milvia and Berryman Sts., Berkeley at 2:00 PM Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dorothy Day House or to Isabelle’s ScholarShare College Savings fund. Please contact mcfoster1962@gmail.com for information.

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Born: August 15, 1984
Died: November 21, 2013

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