ZELIENOPLE, Pa. - The Zelienople community came together Sunday to remember a man killed in last year’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Frank Kohler, 50, a Zelienople native, was one of 12 people killed in the rampage-style shooting on Sept. 16, 2013.
Kohler lived with his family in Tall Timbers, Md., where he worked as an independent contractor. He was at the Navy Yard for a meeting on the day of the shooting.
Phil Lope, of the Zelienople Rotary Club, said, “The family is having a rough time with it. You know, it's difficult to deal with that tragedy, but he has a lot of support, a lot of family members, a lot of the Kohler family is from this area, so they've really rallied around to help them,” said Lope.
A pancake breakfast was held Sunday morning at the Zelienople Rotary Club in memory of Kohler, who was a Rotarian in Maryland.
"We all know his family, and we wanted to do what we could to support them," said Lope.
Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to a college fund for Kohler’s two daughters.
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