|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1927|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2009|
Frederick Aho, 81, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ely, MN, he was the son of the late Gustav A. and Helia (Tuikka) Aho. Fred was married to Mary Jo (Reutter) Aho on August 23rd, 1952, in Valley City, Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a life member of the New Jersey Association of Secondary School Principals and Supervisors and of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and a member of the Ohio State University Buckeye Club. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz, PA. Fred loved to travel and had visited all fifty states and many countries throughout the world. He enjoyed reading and had special interests in Civil War history and railroading. He was a sports fan and closely followed the Ohio State Buckeyes, holding season football tickets for many years.
Dr. Aho was a graduate of Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, and received B.S. and Masters Degrees from the Ohio State University. He was awarded a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University. He taught high school English and history for 2?? years and was a principal for 21 years in four different high schools in Ohio and New Jersey. In 1963 he received the WABC Principal of the Year All Americans Salute. He retired as Executive Director of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1990. He chaired numerous evaluation committees in public and private high schools and co-authored school evaluation publications. He served on the Executive Committee of the National Study of School Evaluation and on the Board of Trustees of the American School in Lansing, IL. He received distinguished service awards from the N.J. Principals and Supervisors Association, the National Study of School Evaluation Association, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, the American School, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo; two sons, Mark, husband of Donna Aho of Lancaster and Gavin, husband of Stacie Kahl-McLane of Red Lion, one daughter, Kristi, wife of James Kraft of Owings Mills, MD; nine grandchildren, Andrew Aho, Erin Aho, Daniel Kraft, Aaron Kraft, Evan Aho, Michael Aho, Samantha Kahl, Natasha McLane, Lilly Aho; and one sister, Katrine Aho, of Memphis, TN. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerhard, Jonathan, and Edmond Aho and one sister, Edith Boylan.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543 on Thursday, April 16th, 2009, at 11AM with Rev. Jeffrey N. Webb officiating. There will be a visitation from 10AM until the time of the service. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap VA National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fred's memory to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel Inc. Lititz, PA, 17543 (717) 560-5100. (Lancaster Newspapers, 4/12/2009)
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Plot: 24-C Site 347
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35782652