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Jeffrey Kohlman
May 20, 2024


CORNISH- Jeffrey Thomas Kohlman of Cornish passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024, at Maine
Medical Center, with his husband, Barry of 41 years by his side. He was predeceased by his
parents, Robert and Harriet Kohlman of Virginia, better known by their friends as Hat and Dutch
Kohlman, and his brother, Steve Kohlman, also of Virginia.

Jeffrey's loves were music and movies and the outdoors, as well as collecting vintage plastic toys.
Jeffrey attended the West Minster Choir college in Princeton, New Jersey, where his major was voice
and his minor was piano. Jeffrey sang in many different places throughout his college years and with
many famous Orchestras and conductors such as Leonard Bernstein. He and the West Minster choir
spent three summers in Spoleto, Italy as the choir was the choir in residence at the Spoleto festival, an
outdoor summer classical concert held every summer. In Jeffrey's later years he sang with the chorale
arts society in Portland, Maine, the chorale group performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra
on many occasions, and Jeffrey even sang a few solos with the Symphony and Chorale group that
were broadcast live on the radio. Jeff was also fortunate enough to sing backing vocals for the rock
group, Foreigner at a sold-out show at the Cumberland Civic Center.

Jeff's other passion was being a direct support professional at a group home in Scarborough, Maine,
where he met and became close to a participant named Zane, who he spent many hours talking music
with. Jeffrey retired several years ago and spent his retirement years gardening, and doing little projects
around the house.

Jeffrey is survived by his husband, Barry of 41 years, and his brother, David Kohlman and his wife, Wanda,
who reside in New Orleans with their two girls, Jessica and Amanda Kohlman

Arrangements have been entrusted to Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish,

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Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home & Cremation Service
71 Maple Street (Rt 25)
Cornish, ME 04020