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William Kuhlman

April 9, 1958 ~ August 10, 2018 (age 60)

William Joseph Kuhlman, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away on August 10, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.  He is survived by his wife, Jodine (Vick) Kuhlman, and daughter, Elizabeth Kuhlman.  He is also survived by his brothers, Richard Kuhlman and John Kuhlman, and by his sisters, Mary Harshfield, Maggie Kuhlman Meyer, and Kathy Kuhlman Klingler.

Born in Ohio, Bill moved to Massachusetts after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Findlay.

Bill was a real estate agent. He was a long-time member of the National Association of Realtors and a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). He served on the Ethics, Forms, and Arbitration Hearing Committees of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and on the Quality of Life Presidential Advisory Group and Technology Committee of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), and was a trained mediator for both organizations. In 2005, he was one of twelve realtors selected from the 22,000 members of MAR to participate in its first-ever Leadership Development Academy.  He served as president of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents in 2007, 2008, and 2010, was voted Massachusetts CRS of the Year in 2010, and then became president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists (now known as the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC)) for 2012. In 2018, he was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the New England Region RRC. He took great pride in providing the highest quality services for his clients.

In addition to his professional achievements, Bill was an accomplished actor and musician. He played bass guitar and sang with original rock band Loose Ties in the 1980s, and later with original rock bands Three Hour Tour and Purple Martin.  He also sang tenor with the acapella group Serious Fun and performed many lead roles with the Gilbert and Sullivan theatre group The Sudbury Savoyards.  He made his cinematic debut in the independent feature film Russian Doll as Oslo.

He was a baseball fan, and loved rooting for the Boston Red Sox.  He also enjoyed playing rotisserie baseball in The People’s League.

His countless friends will miss him dearly.

Visiting hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., NEEDHAM, Monday, Aug. 13, from 3-7pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to medical research institutes fighting to develop cures for currently incurable diseases. Online guestbook and directions at

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