Maynard Bahre

Maynard C. Bahre

Born on the family farm in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, on October 9, 1918; peacefully passed away, January 14, 2014.  On athletic scholarship and while operating his own commercial art business, "Max" obtained a B.A. and teaching credential from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, in 1941 and enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Army in September, 1941.  Following Officer Candidate School, he served with distinction on the 1 Army Corps general staff in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan as supply and evacuation and plans and operations officer, trial judge advocate and defense counsel, and liaison for conversion to peacetime industry in Japan. Ending his military service as a Major in May 1946, he settled in San Francisco, marrying his long-time sweetheart correspondent, Violet Galassi in 1947.  Between 1947 and 1950, he completed a Master's degree in education at Stanford University and an L.L.B. degree from the University of California Hastings in San Francisco. In 1951, he began a 31 year career as legal counsel for AAA Insurance Company, retiring in 1983.

Mr. Bahre is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Marie, his brother Raymond, and his wife of 63 years, Violet. He is survived by his two children, Frederick Bahre M.D. (Marcia Dunham, M.D.) and Bonita Bahre, M.D. (Fredric Bocceri), two grandchildren, Dana and Gregory, and many nieces and nephews.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Bahre's dedicated care providers, Jale and Maria Tavuki, and Rebecca Cervania.

Max was a true gentleman, dedicated husband, loving father, scholar, teacher and artist. He will never be forgotten by his family for his loving personality, great humility and spirituality, incredible sense of humor, and unfailing care for others before himself.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, at Crippen & Flynn Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont at 11 a.m. Interment following the service at Skylawn Memorial Park. Sign the guestbook at www.crippenflynn.com


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29, 2014