James R. Mohr

SALEM – James R. Mohr, 85, of Salem, died at 3:06 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 10, 1929 in Sebring, son of the late James E. and Pauline Elizabeth (Comer) Mohr.

Before his retirement, Jim had been employed at E.W. Bliss as an erector for 18 years and was previously employed with Kent Machine, Taylor Craft and Wean Engineering.

Jim served with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1961.

He was a member of the National Association of Presbyterian Scouters, Guilford Lake Ruritans Club, life member of the Winona Ruritan Club and lifetime member of the AMVETS Post #45. Jim was a 45 year member of the Salem First Presbyterian Church, serving as an ordained elder since 1977, ordained deacon since 1987, Sunday School teacher and served on the Property and Maintenance Committee. He had also been an advisor for Columbiana County 4-H programs for 30 years with the Blackburn Hilltoppers and was a member of the Rabbit and Poultry Committee.

Jim was a 55 year member of Boy Scouts of America and held numerous positions in scouting including District Committee, District Eagle Examining Board, Camp Masters Training, Chaplain Committee, Commissioners Training, Merit Badge Counselor OA Executive Committee, Scout Troup Leader, First Advisor for Eagle Explores, God and Country Councilor, and was Scouting Coordinator for 25 years.

Jim received numerous awards including, Celtic Cross Award in 2002 from Nat’l Assoc. of Presbyterian Scouters, Working with Youth Award in 1989 from Ohio State House of Representatives, AFL/CIO George Meaney Award in 1982, Commissioners Key in 1998, God and Service Award in 1989, Cub Master Key- Cubbin Key and Scouters Key in 1981, Silver Beaver Award in 1989 and numerous Training Awards.

His wife, V. Jane (Mountz) Mohr, whom he married Sept. 5, 1958, preceded him in death Jan. 25, 2005. A daughter, Diana Lodge and a brother, Dale Mohr also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Rev. James (Jill) Mohr II of New Wilmington, Pa.; three daughters, Barbara Pollock of Salem, Jodine (Michael) Karmazin of Salem and Jennifer (John) Zamarelli of Salem; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Salem First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Mohr II officiating. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop #3, Salem First Presbyterian Church, 436 East 2nd Street, Salem, OH 44460.

Jim’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


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