Michael Paul Koller, Sr. of Pemberton, NJ passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up in South Brunswick, and lived in Manville, before settling in Pemberton in 2013.
Mike graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1982. He joined the Army in 1981 where he proudly served this country for 2 years and earned the rank of Corporal. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1983, he joined Little Rocky Hill Volunteer Fire Company in 1983, serving with the company for over 30 years. He became a Life Member holding many ranks throughout his years, most notably Chief, for the years of 1986, 1987, 1988, & 1990.
Mike had a successful career as a Ford Master Technician for over 30 years. During his career as a Technician, he held positions with the companies, Princeton Nassau Conover, All American Ford, and Miller Ford.
Mike's passion in life was fishing. He spent many sleepless nights on the beach wrestling his surf rods in hopes of that huge keeper Striped Bass on the end of his line. When he wasn't fishing, he was playing at Amusement Parks and chasing the thrills of Roller Coasters with his two children. Mike was always first to help family, friends, and strangers in need. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.
Predeceased in death by his Parents Robert Koller, Carol O'Hearn, his Nephew Michael (Mike) Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 6 years Karan and their two children Alyssa 10 and Casey 8 and a son Michael P. Koller, Jr. (Alyse) from a previous marriage, Sister Debby Eiler, Great-Nephews Hunter & Ethan, Great-Niece Kaylee; and many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in support of Michael's young children for their education. Link https://www.gofundme.com/michaelkoller.
Services will be on Saturday, November11, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm at Horizon Funeral Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755
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