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Gustav Mohr Jr.

1921 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mohr, Gustav Jr.
passed away on August 20, 2016. Gustav Charles Mohr, Jr., age 94, passed away on August 20, 2016. He was born November 21, 1921. Gustav enjoyed telling people that he was actually Gustav Charles Mohr the 5th, son of Gustav Charles Mohr, the 4th, a Colonel on Eisenhower's staff and Justine Mohr (nee Zaitz). His family owned the Mohr Foundry in England. Gus took his final flight in August to the great hangar in the ultimate airport in the sky, where he will for eternity enjoy his greatest love, flying. He is survived by his son and a large extended family and his longtime companion, Cathy. Born in St. Louis, Mo, he was introduced at an early age to the military.
Gus served in WWII in Alaska and the European Theatre. Gus participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the capture of the Ludendorf Bridge in Remaugen. He was the recipient of three bronze stars, a good conduct medal and a comfort infantry medal of honor. Gus had an immeasurable desire to fly before his service tour and after his military duty. He had quite a few of his own planes and fixed/repaired many other planes to help people/friends and other pilots. His infatuation with aviation began as a result of the crossing of the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh, who flew in an airplane named after the City of St. Louis. After his service to our country he went to work with his uncle at the Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, as a Tool Maker and eventually became part of the team of innovators that the Hughes Tool Company relied on for its incredible advancements in both civilian and military aviation. They were some of the early woodworkers on the early Spruce Goose (a derogatory term for the Hughes HK1) They moved with the plane to Terminal Island and completed the assembly of the plane at that location. Gus later went to work for Grumman Aircraft. Always a spatially gifted man, Gus built a house from the ground up in Seal Beach. He was quite the craftsman and pilot. Gus also believed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He was a proponent of daily exercise including swimming and calisthenics. Gus was, and will always be, considered one of America's Greatest Heroes. In 2012, Gus was honored by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on the 100th anniversary of the State of Arizona to begin the legislative session. A Memorial Service in Gus' honor will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12pm at St. Mary Basha Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston Street, Chandler. The committal service will be held following the Mass at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Gus' name to -Dobson House, 1188 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 9, 2016
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