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J. Albert Rohrer, WWII veteran

April 19, 1923 - August 6, 2017

J. Albert Rohrer, of Youngstown died Sunday at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Lewiston. He was 94.

Born in Niagara Falls, He graduated from Niagara Falls High School and attended Notre Dame University until he was drafted.

Mr. Rohrer then trained at New York University as a meteorologist and later as a paratrooper in the 81st Airborne Division at Fort Benning, GA.

Following the end of WWII, he served as a First Lieutenant of the Army of Occupation in Japan, and then completed his undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and received a master's degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, PA.

He spent many years with Rohrer Electric Co., and eventually retired to pursue his interests including woodworking and stamp collecting.

Mr. Rohrer was an avid reader and a longtime fan of the Minnesota Twins baseball team.

He enjoyed studying history, particularly the era of the French and Indian War, and made many road trips with his wife to historical forts and sites.

Mr. Rohrer was an active member of St. Bernard’s Church where he served as an usher for many years.

He is predeceased by his wife of 46 years, the former Jane Davison and brother Carlton Rohrer. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Reddy; nieces Eloise Donofrio, Paula Schwerd and nephew Richard L. Reddy, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bernard’s Church, 218 Hinman St., Youngstown.

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