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David Painter Mohr ’56

Published in Nov. 3, 2004, issue

Dave died May 2, 2004, at his home on Kiawah Island, S.C., after a long battle with kidney cancer.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles Mohr and Mary Caroline Lewin. A graduate of Baltimore's Gilman School, he was an economics major at Princeton. He played touch football for Ivy Club, and won a letter in varsity lacrosse.

Dave studied medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and after serving in Vietnam, he opened an ophthalmology practice in Baltimore. In the 1970s the practice was moved to Westminster, where he became the first full-time ophthalmologist in Carroll County, Md.

A sports enthusiast, he played golf, skied in Colorado, owned a sailboat, went white-water kayaking, and climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

When illness forced him to retire in 1998, Dave moved to Kiawah, where he was active as a volunteer tutor to local children. He touched the lives of many people who were fortunate to know him.

The class extends heartfelt sympathy to Dave's wife, Emily Boyd Mohr; their daughters, Jennifer Mohr Moon and Rebecca Mohr Boggan; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Caroline Mohr.

The Class of 1956

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