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Michael J. Koll, 79

February 11, 2011

MARCH 22, 1931-FEB. 10, 2011

Michael John "Jack" Koll, 79, of Hagerstown, died of pulmonary hypertension on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.  

Born on March 22, 1931, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Michael J. Koll Sr. and Marie Anne Klein Koll.  

He was also predeceased by a sister, Anne Marie Maxwell, of Baltimore.  

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Paula "Polly" Schofield, and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was a 1955 graduate of the University of Maryland and was an avid lifelong Terrapins fan. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and flew C-119 aircraft, often flying into and out of Hagerstown. When his tour was over, he worked for Hudson Pulp and Paper and then for 20 years for the federal government. When he was younger he was an avid skier and hiker. He retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1991 and moved to a small farm in Washington County, where he and his wife raised llamas.  For a number of years he and one of his llamas visited nursing homes and other events, and he hosted groups at the farm to view the llamas. He was a life member of the Greater Appalachian Llama and Alpaca Association. He also was a member of the Chewsville Lions Club, and served one year as president.  

Jack was a gentle soul who loved his wife, his farm, the outdoors, and "all creatures great and small." In his honor, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County.  

Mr. Koll donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. At his request, there will be no viewing or funeral or memorial service.

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