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Howard Kichler, passed away on May 20, 2024 (Iyar 12, 5784).

Born in Chicago, Il., Howard Kichler moved to Central Florida from Tampa in 1967. He received a BSEd from the University of Tampa, and a Bachelor’s of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. He worked in both retail and hospital pharmacy for over 50 years, receiving recognition from both the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, and the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 50 years of service. He was given Lifetime honorary membership by the Florida Board of Pharmacy; the American Pharmacists Association, the Florida Pharmacists Association and the Central Florida Pharmacists Association. Mr. Kichler was certified in Phyto-medicinals and Alternative Therapies.

Mr. Kichler was a long-standing member of Congregation Ohev Shalom starting in 1967, and more recently joined Chabad Altamonte.

Affiliations include, American Pharmacists Assn. Central Florida Pharmacists Association, Florida Pharmacists Association, LIFE @ UCF, BPOE, Chevra Kedusha of Central Florida, The Legacy of Light Society, and a life member of Mensa.

Over the past years, Mr. Kichler had been a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem, Seminole County Dividends, Chevra Kedusha, Ma’asem Toven, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, & Shepherd’s Hope.

Mr. Kichler was predeceased by his parents Morris and Frieda Kichler, his brothers, Dr. Jack Kichler, and Philip L. Kichler; and a sister, Eydie Kichler Sloane. He is survived by two daughters, Serena Danielle Kichler of Washington, D.C., and Joy Kichler Levy (Grant) Orlando, Fl.; sisters –in-law Cookie Kichler of Pensacola, Fl. and Sandy Kichler of Dahlonega, Ga., as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fl., 32751 or to Chabad Altamonte: 195 S Westmont Drive, Ste 1126; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.


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