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William Russell Rohrer1,2

Male
b. 15 September 1921, d. 10 November 2005


Mother Caroline M. Ziegler1 b. September 1897
Father Karl T. Rohrer1 b. 16 March 1896, d. January 1970
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Family June Kain b. 11 June 1918, d. 23 February 2009
Marriage* 17 September 1947  Lawrence Co., PA, Principal=June Kain4 
Children  1. Tricia M. Rohrer
  2. Richard K. Rohrer
  3. Karla R. Rohrer b. c 1948

Birth* 15 September 1921  Lawrence Co., PA1,3 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence County, Union Township, ED 37-57, Series: T626, Roll: 2061, Page: 177B, April 4
Sheet 2B, Youngstown Road
(enumerated with father, Karl T Rohrer)
79, 45, 48, Rohrer, William W, Son, , , , No, M, W, 8, S, , Yes, Yes, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , 58, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,1 
Census 1940  1940 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Lawrence County, Union Township, ED: 37-74, Series: T627, Roll: 3539, Page: 9A, April 16
Sheet 6A
(enumerated with father, Karl T Rohrer)
37, 180, , , , Rohrer, Russell W, Son, 2, M, W, 18, S, Yes, H4, 30, Pennsylvania, 58, , Same House, , , , , No, No, No, No, S, 6, , , , , , 0, 0, No,2 
Education* 1943  Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA4 
Marriage* 17 September 1947  Lawrence Co., PA, Principal=June Kain4 
Death* 10 November 2005  Jameson Hospital, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA3,4 
SSN* 10 November 2005  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JG63-4TT
First Name: William
Middle Name: R
Last Name: Rohrer
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 15 September 1921
Social Security Number: 193-16-2746
Place of Issuance: Pennsylvania
Last Residence: Edinburg, Lawrence, Pennsylvania
Zip Code of Last Residence: 16116
Death Date: 10 November 2005
Estimated Age at Death: 84
Collection: United States Social Security Death Index3 
News/Obit* 11 November 2005  W. Russell Rohrer

Union Township resident W. Russell Rohrer , 84, of 2150 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Edinburg, died at 3:21 a.m. Nov. 10, 2005, in Jameson Hospital.

Born in New Castle on Sept. 15, 1921, to the late Karl T. and Caroline Ziegler Rohrer , Mr. Rohrer was an engineer working at Karl T. Rohrer Contracting before becoming a structural and design engineer for the Wesex Corp. of West Middlesex, from which he retired.

He is survived by his wife, the former June Kain, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1947.

He is also survived by two daughters, Karla R. Snyder of Mercer and Tricia M. Warren of New Castle; one son, Richard K. Rohrer of Hermitage; two sisters, Vivian Menning and Margery Strohecker of New Castle; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Rohrer was raised in the former Harbor United Presbyterian Church and belonged to the Shenango Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder, deacon, Bible study leader and Sunday school teacher.

He graduated from Geneva College in 1943, where he received his degree in engineering.

He was a World War II veteran, having served as an officer in the Merchant Marine and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Academy, where he received an engineer of vessels license. He served in the Atlantic theater of war.

Mr. Rohrer also was awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America, and was the scout master for 25 years of Troop 25 in New Castle.

He was a former Union Township Planning Board member and led the Bible study classes for 35 years at the Lawrence County correctional facility.

Visitation will be observed from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208, N. Jefferson St.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and will be conducted by the Rev. Harold "Bud" Green of the Shenango Presbyterian Church.

Interment will follow at Castle View Memorial Gardens.

Published in the New Castle News (PA) - Friday, November 11, 20054 
Burial* 14 November 2005  Castle View Burial Park, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA4,5 

Citations
  1. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  4. [S612] News Bank.
  5. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.


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