Dr. Royal Robert Koeller, 75, Johnstown, died February 4, 2022. Born May 27, 1946 in Shawano, WI, son of Roy Gustav and Barbara Jeanne (Dietrich) Koeller. Preceded in death by parents, father and mother-in-law, Quintus & Jayne Ashmore; brother-in-law, Ronald Myers and sister-in-law Marilyn Koeller; Survived by wife Greer (Ashmore) Koeller; son Keenan, Johnstown; daughter Lyndsy Robinson (Tyler), Gainesville, VA; sister Kay Myers, Burke, VA; brothers Gary Koeller, (St. Petersburg, FL; Dr. Kelly Koeller (Susan), Rochester, MN. In his youth, Royal was an Eagle Scout, he then earned his BS degree at Memphis University and his MD at the University of TN Medical School. He served his internship at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and his Family Practice Residency at Jacksonville Naval Hospital, and was a retired Captain from the US Navy Medical Corps. He was employed by the Conemaugh Health System for 38 years as a family physician and a faculty member of the Residency Program. He was a member of many organizations including American Medical Assn; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Teachers of Family Medicine; American Geriatric Society; PA Medical Society; PA Academy of Family Physicians; past president of Cambria County Medical Society; Military Officers Assn. of America; and Sunnehanna Country Club. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. At Royal’s request, there will be no visitation, but services will be held at Grandview Mausoleum, 11 AM Wednesday, Rev. Walter Startzel officiating, and military honors by Conemaugh Valley Detachment Marine Corps League. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 1889 Foundation. (1889foundation.org) The family is being served by, Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, West Hills.
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