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Donald G. Rohr

October 10, 1920 January 26, 2015
Donald G. Rohr
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Donald Gerard Rohr, October 10, 1920 - January 26, 2015. Born in Toledo, Ohio to Lewis Walter and Marie Pilliod Rohr, Donald was the last surviving of seven siblings. After graduating from University of Toronto he fought in the field artillery during WWII and worked in the military government in Germany travelling widely in Europe. Back in North America he pursued his studies in European history (MA, U. Toronto) and wrote a PhD thesis at Harvard on Germany between the world wars. At Williams College and Brown University he taught modern European history; at Brown he also served as chairman of the history department and associate dean of the faculty. He was a long-standing member of the Committee on Foreign Relations acting as president for some years.  In retirement he continued his  interest in current affairs subscribing to several dozen magazines and reading two newspapers a day. Leading in-depth discussions as a member of the book club at St. Sebastian's church of Providence RI he made a number of fast friends. Sharp to the end he engaged many with his lively stories. Pre-deceased by wife Joan Willis Michener, survived by daughters Karen Marie Michener Rohr Blaker of Lawton/Fort Sill OK, Kristin Marie Michener Rohr of North Saanich BC Canada, sons in law Gordon Blaker, Ken Jackman and grandchildren Kate and Christopher Blaker.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday in St Sebastian Church, Cole Ave Providence. at 10am.  Calling hours Sunday 3-5pm in the Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral home 230 Waterman St., Providence. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery.  Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange St.  #102B, Providence, RI 02903.

Calling hours Sunday from 3 to 5pm at the Monahan, Drabble & Sherman Funeral Home, 230 Waterman Street Providence

Mass of Christian Burial In St. Sebastian Church  67 Cole Ave, Providence Monday at 10am

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