Howard A. Rohrer
Services for Howard A. Rohrer, a retired commercial artist who worked 33 years for the Baltimore News American, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane.
Mr. Rohrer, of the 3600 block of Kenyon Avenue in Baltimore, died Saturday of heart failure at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Howard. He was 73.
Until his retirement in 1982, "Bud" Rohrer worked in the art department of the News American, where his work was featured in the newspaper's advertising.
After World War II, Mr. Rohrer earned a degree -- with help from the GI Bill -- in commercial design from the Maryland Institute of Art. In his leisure time, he enjoyed creating with media such as acrylics, oils, watercolors and ceramics.
During World War II, Mr. Rohrer, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, served in several infantry and Ranger detachments and entered combat with the 327th Glider Infantry. During one battle, he was promoted in the field to the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Until his death, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 20.
Tomorrow's services will be performed by the Rev. Gerard Huesman, who married Mr. Rohrer and his wife, the former Louise Rosenberger, 48 years ago.
Mr. Rohrer is also survived by his son, Robert H. Rohrer of Baltimore; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Robert Duvall Ryan
Owned salon in Sparks
Services for Robert Duvall Ryan, the longtime owner of a Sparks hair salon, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, Paw Paw, W.Va.
Mr. Ryan died Saturday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 66.
The Monkton resident owned and operated Mr. Ryan Hairstyling and Boutique for 35 years.
Before going into business for himself, Mr. Ryan worked as a beautician at Andre's Empire Salon in Baltimore and at a now-closed department store on Charles Street.
Mr. Ryan was born in Paw Paw, W.Va., where he graduated from high school. He attended Georgie's Beauty School in Cumberland.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are a companion, Daniel V. Browser Jr. of Monkton; a brother, Edward, of Paw Paw; and three sisters, Pansy Gulbronson of Paw Paw, and Helen Forney and Ruth Dawson, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Burial will be in Camp Hill Cemetery in Paw Paw.
Services for Mary Gach, a Randallstown homemaker, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Loring Byers funeral home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.
Mrs. Gach died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital of cancer. She was 72.
She was born in New York City and moved to the Baltimore area with her husband in 1947.
Mrs. Gach was a homemaker who raised three sons and one daughter. She served awhile as a crossing guard on Hayward Avenue in Baltimore. Her hobby was writing letters and cards.
Survivors include Frank J. Gach, her husband of 51 years; three sons, Robert Gach of Fairfield, Pa., John Gach of Columbia and James Gach of Perry Hall; and a daughter, Susan Alderton of Hanover, Pa.
Burial will be at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.