Jonathan David Rohrs
Jonathan David Rohrs died in an automobile crash on October 4, 2020, when an oncoming car entered his lane and struck his vehicle, on Route 2 in Greenfield, MA.

Jonathan was raised in Deerfield, MA. As a boy, he showed talent for engineering and enjoyed making clocks and go-karts. Jonathan attended Deerfield Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied mechanical engineering. He lived in Acton and worked at MathWorks as a software engineer.

Jonathan felt deeply rooted in Deerfield and often returned to visit family and friends. He loved going for walks with his beloved dog, Coco, who also died in the crash. Jonathan was known for his generosity and kindness, whether stopping to help a turtle cross a busy road, or driving to help a distant friend in need. Jonathan stayed by his mother's side every night she was in hospice. He fixed car engines, boilers, and other machines, never accepting anything in return for his help. Jonathan loved finding geometric patterns in nature, observing wildlife, and tracking the stars and planets across the night sky. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

A private ceremony was held in Torrington, CT. In Jonathan's memory, please help advocate for safety improvements to Route 2 at http://jonathanrohrs.com/advocacy. Donations in memory of Jonathan may be made to MADD (PO Box 141, Danvers, MA 01923).
Published by Recorder on Nov. 30, 2020.
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It is with great sadness that I reflect on your beloved son and brother and the loss suffered with his tragic passing.

I always enjoyed seeing Jon at Deerfield and applauding his youthful subdued presence and extraordinary accomplishments. More recently it was wonderful to have him be part of our family table whether at a dinner party, a quiet get together or as the only perplexed male present at Alena's baby shower surrounded by giddy cooing females giving advice on childcare and the joys of motherhood.

I looked forward to his kindness and friendship to our family and with my daughter well into the future.

Though we mourn his passing, our fond memories of him live on. On behalf of my family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. You are and will continue to be in our thoughts.
*Anna VA Polesny (Bartoli)
Friend
December 4, 2020
Our hearts go out to David and Christopher. What a tragic loss!

I remember Jonathan spending hours at our house, playing in the woods, building Lego creations, jumping into gigantic leaf piles. He was a curious, creative playmate who enriched all of our lives. May he live in our memories and hearts as especially those closest to him adjust to the void in their lives.
Jim and Mary Lou Reid
Neighbor
November 30, 2020
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