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KAHLER, Joseph Brett
KAHLER, Joseph Brett Joe passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 56, with his wife and daughters by his side. Joe fought such a courageous battle against appendix cancer for the last 2-1/2 years. Joe was born on May 4, 1958 in Lancaster, Calif. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1972, Paraclete High School in 1976, and Whittier College in 1981. He moved to Arizona upon graduating and began working at Garrett (now Honeywell). He obtained his Master's Degree from ASU in 1990. He left Honeywell in 2004 to write a book titled "Out On My Own...Now What?" His book won the Family Choice award. He spoke at High Schools and Colleges across the country helping young people going "Out On Their Own." He returned to the Aerospace industry in 2008 for Wesco Dist. Joe played football and baseball in high school and college and continued playing sports in his adult years. He won numerous awards and championships throughout his life. He coached baseball and softball for years. He had a true love of sports. He also volunteered at Seton High School and the Knights of Columbus. His quick wit endeared him to his many friends and colleagues. He was always good for a laugh and a smile. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, sense of humor, positive attitude, helping others, teaching and coaching kids, his love of licorice and Mountain Dew and his love of family and friends. He touched others in a way that made you feel like the most important person in the world and you truly felt blessed to be part of his life. Joe put everyone before himself. He is survived by the love of his life for 33 years, Sherrie; his beautiful daughters, Candace Campbell (Doug), Amanda and Shelli; his grandkids, Edison and Quinn Campbell; his parents, Norm and Carolyn; his brother, Norm Jr. (Roxanne) and sister, Julie Walneuski (Mike); his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mike and Mary McDaniel; his in-laws, Eddie and Shirley McDaniel; his awesome nieces and nephews and his many loving friends. Visitation will be from 5 pm - 8 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Queen of Heaven Mortuary, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 2654 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Seton Catholic High School athletic programs, 1150 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224 or online at, to honor Joe's love of kids and sports.

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