A once-in-a-lifetime trip to London for a behind-the-scenes tour at the movie studio where the Harry Potter movies were made was a surprise from attorney Scott K. Rohring and his wife to their two children during the recent school recess.
On the flight home, Mr. Rohring became ill with a catastrophic infection that spread throughout his body. The plane made an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland, and Mr. Rohring was near death, with a temperature of 106, by the time he reached the local hospital.
He then was airlifted to St. John's Regional Hospital in Newfoundland, where he died three days later, on April 16, in his wife's arms. He was 42.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Rohring was a 1988 graduate of Kenmore East High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rochester in 1992. He earned his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1996.
He began his legal career in Albany, at the firm of Iseman, Cunningham, Reister & Hyde, and next worked at Hodgson Russ Attorneys. Since 2003, he was a trial attorney at Cellino & Barnes, working out of the firm's Rochester office.
"Scott was a family man, a true gentleman and an outstanding attorney," said his boss, Steve Barnes. "His loss is a shock and a great loss to our firm."
Mr. Rohring lived with his family in the Ontario County Town of Farmington. His interests included motorsports and he was a member of the BMW Car Club of America.
Survivors include his wife, the former Rebecca Abramoski; a daughter, Kathryn; and a son, Alexander.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua.