MICHAEL OHLEGER

MICHAEL OHLEGER

Surrounded in love by his family and beloved wife, Michael Peter Ohleger, age 76, passed away on July 29, 2022, after a long life filled with love, laughter, community service and fishing.

Born to Milburn and Charlotte Ohleger on April 22, 1946, in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Falls Church, the oldest of four brothers.

He graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School in 1964, and met the love of his life in 1968. For most of his adult years he worked for C&P telephone which later became Verizon, and spent years coaching his kids in soccer, then cheering them on from the sidelines. He continued as an NCAA soccer referee even after they stopped playing. He was always their biggest fan, regardless of what they were doing!

After “retirement” he moved to Lexington where he opened Main Street Market and then to Buena Vista, where he opened Uncorked, a wine shop where he was able to share his love of wine with the local community.

Mike loved British sports cars, fishing, hiking, dogs, music, wine, bad dad jokes, and his kids and grandchildren. He was active in the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, and his local community. He made the best pancakes and was famous for his apple pie.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat; son Mike Jr. (Sandra) of Stafford; daughter Kristin (Glenn) Todd of San Diego, California; grandchildren Graham, Jake, Olivia, Madeleine and Brendan; his brother Jon (Judi); and 16 nieces and nephews.

Family visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lexington on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: the Knights of Columbus; People for Animal Wellness and Safety of Southwest Virginia (PAWS of SWVA) https://www.pawsswva.org; or the Blue Ridge Animal Clinic, 133 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. N-G

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