SUSAN ELAINE ROHR
1947 - 2020
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Susan Elaine Rohr

age 72 of Canton, OH, sister, friend, teacher, and counselor passed away due to surgical complications on Monday, August 17, 2020.

She was born in Massillon on November 3, 1947 to the late Harold and Sarah (Armstrong) Rohr of Jackson Township. Susan was the sister to Mary Hill of East Sparta, Philip (Cathy) Rohr of Massillon, Nanette Pool (Mike Sibila) of North Canton, and Curt (Dawn) Rohr. She is also survived by four nephews: Robert Hill, Brenton Rohr, Christopher Rohr, and Nicolas Rohr. Other survivors include Linda and Ali Ghonim of the home. Special adopted granddaughters include Juanita Thompson and Ayla Thompson. Susan loved being an educator. After graduation in 1965 from Jackson High School, she attended Malone University. Her first job in education was as a teacher at Lorin Andrews Junior High in Massillon. She continued in Massillon for the next 36 years as a teacher and guidance counselor. Susan was always a champion for the difficult child. She had a gift for understanding and encouraging those in emotional need. Upon retirement from the Massillon School System, she immediately accepted a position with the Canton City Schools Adult Education program where she worked with adults to improve their reading and writing skills on their way to obtaining a GED. Throughout her life, Susan loved to go to auctions, garage sales, and flea markets. She loved finding treasures for her dream antique shop she would have when she retired. That dream became reality in 2019 when she opened Hummingbird Haven and filled it with over 500 items. She immersed herself in finding new homes for her treasures. It was the happiest year of her life. Susan served on the Board of Trustees for the Massillon Educational Loan Foundation for 35 years. Her generosity to others was demonstrated by the many acts of kindness she did for others without any expectation of recognition. She would want us to honor her memory by being the wind beneath someone's wings.

Per Susan's wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home North Canton 330-452-4041.

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Published in The Repository on Aug. 19, 2020.
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August 22, 2020
I had Miss Rohr for 7th grade English. She was soft spoken and kind. I still remember reading The Tale of Sleepy Hollow and A Christmas Carol that year. She was an excellent teacher and helped us look at these two classics in depth. Will never forget her and her amazing gift of teaching. My sympathy to her family. You've lost a precious gem. Her life lives on in the lives of those she touched.
Judy Shefelton
Student
August 21, 2020
Susan was my neighbor and baby sitter. When I was 12 I had a lawn mower accident.

Susan, her father Harold, and Dr Wantz saved my life.
I pray that each additional day in my life pleases my Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mick Robinson
Grace Bible Church of Massillon.
Mick (Mickey) Robinson
Friend
August 21, 2020
RIP sister Susan
Forever sisters.
Nan and Mary Hill
Mary Hill
Sister
August 21, 2020
RIP sister Suean.
Your sisters Nan and I Mary Hill
Forever sisters
Mary Hill
Sister
August 20, 2020
God welcomes you . Rest In Peace Susan.
Carl Englebrecht
Friend
August 20, 2020
I have many wonderful memories of Susan and her family who were neighbors of ours. She was our babysitter occasionally. Nothing seemed to rile her while keeping 5 very active children in order. I always remember her smiling with a calming demeanor. Susan was a blessing to many.
Kathy Robinson Leffler
Neighbor
August 19, 2020
I had Miss Rohr at LA. She was such a nice person. I got to work with her briefly at Franklin before she retired. Still a very kind person. My condolences to her family.
Stacy Owens Bishop
Acquaintance
August 19, 2020
What a beautiful soul! My world was truly changed by your support,advice and love. Heaven has gained another angel.
Stacie Collar
Student
August 19, 2020
Susan was a wonderful person. She was a guidance counselor at Longfellow when I was there in 1981,82,83... she and Miss Ess led the Student council. And helped many students follow the right path through life. Her quiet tone was very reassuring to many students. She made a positive difference to many people.
Curt Speck
Student
August 19, 2020
She was my guidance counselor. She was a very nice person and a wonderful counselor. She was one of my favorites.
Amber Lynch
Student
August 19, 2020
I first met She when she was my " Little Sister" at Malone. I later worked with her at Longfellow for many years.
Condolences to her family. She made the world a better place.
Donna Calabrese
Coworker
August 19, 2020
Sue and I served together for many years on the Board of the Massillon Educational Loan Foundation. We both worked for the Massillon City Schools, she as a teacher and counselor and I as a teacher. In retirement years we connected at Aultman West for exercise and pt. She was a lovely lady. Her quiet, calming presence affected those around her. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends,
George E Helmreich
Friend
August 19, 2020
My heart goes out to you Linda. We all love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jen
Friend
August 19, 2020
I had "Miss Rohr" in 1978 at Lorin Andrews. She was a great teacher and a wonderful person. What I remember most she was ALWAYS soft spoken. Walking into her classroom was like walking in to a room with your aunt. I'm thankful that over the years I was able to see her on occasion and tell her how much I appreciated her. During the time, in her class, I don't know that I realized all of this. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God hold you tight.
Jennie (Buckey) Miller
Student
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