SOUTH DEERFIELD - Andrew Fred Rohrs, age 71, died at home on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, of natural causes.
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Born Oct. 3, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Henry J. and Marjorie Rohrs of Sunderland and South Deerfield, Mass.
He attended Elon College in North Carolina where he met his wife of 43 years, then Linda Gertcher. They were married on July 23, 1966. The two lived in Newport News, Va., before settling in South Deerfield where Andy had spent most of his childhood.
Andy worked as a physics teacher, spending more than 30 years teaching at Frontier Regional School.
His happiest moments were spent with his family, including his wife, children and grandchildren, or in the classroom teaching his students. Among the activities he enjoyed, Andy was a lover of antique cars, enjoyed camping with his family, spending time with friends, and was a proud member of the Rotary Club for many years.
He leaves his daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Charlie Turner of Amherst and Susannah and Craig Robinson of North Andover; five grandchildren: Charlie, Mitchell, Caitlin, Camden and Cooper; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Sharon Rohrs, and nephews, Christopher and Jonathan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gertcher Rohrs.
At Andy's request, there will be no formal calling hours or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Frontier Regional School, 113 North Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373. Andy was loved by many and will always be remembered.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield, Mass. Expressions of sympathy are available at:
Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street South Deerfield, MA 01373
Published in The Recorder on Jan. 30, 2014