William Lohr Jr.
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William Truman "Bill" Lohr Jr., 87, of Holland Point, North Beach, passed away November 14 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
Bill was born September 24, 1925 in Washington, D.C. to William T. Sr. and Nora (Wood) Lohr. Bill was raised in the District and attended St. Theresa's Catholic School in Anacostia. He served in the US Coast Guard from January 8, 1943 until being honorably discharged November 27, 1945 as a Seaman First Class.
He was employed as a gas fitter and traveled due to his work. He had settled in Albany, NY where he lived for 17 years. He met and married Norma C. (Ford) Williams, on October 18, 1974. Bill and Norma lived in Brandywine, and in 1975 moved to Holland Point. He was employed as a steamfitter with the Steamfitters Local 602 in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1987.
Bill was an Honorary Life Member of Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach; a member of the Ocean View, DE V.F.W.; and a past member of the Deale Elks Lodge. He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, enjoyed boating and fishing, and in his leisure time, enjoyed tinkering with projects in his garage, and helping others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Charles Lohr and Mary Frances Coyle.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Norma; and five children, Laura Shaw and husband, Michael, of Hudson, FL, Lisa Buck of Clarksburg, MA, Linda Gatewood of Davidsonville, Steven Williams and wife, Linda, of Rose Haven, and Phyllis Fox of Churchton. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Regina Bohannon and Ruth Hoehl, both of Clinton.
Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where an American Legion service will be held at 7 p.m. Interment with U.S. Coast Guard Honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Expressions of sympathy in Bill's name may be directed to the
For additional information or to leave condolences, visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Capital on Nov. 16, 2012