Howard A. Rohrer, a retired commercial artist who worked 33 years for the News American, died Saturday of heart failure at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Howard. He was 73.
Services for Mr. Rohrer, of the 3600 block of Kenyon Ave. in Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane.
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.
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 presided at the marriage ceremony of Mr. Rohrer and his wife, the former Louise Rosenberger, 48 years ago.
Mr. Rohrer also is survived by his son, Robert H. Rohrer of Baltimore; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters; as well as several nieces and nephews.