AMerican Veteran 11

Donald J. Bahr

May 25, 1947 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 74)


Don Bahr, 74, passed away June 27, 2021.  He was born May 25, 1947 in Akron to the late Frederick and Gertrude Bahr. 

Don embodied a life of service. After high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Later in life, he volunteered his time with the VFW, American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, MAPS Air Museum, FEMA, and numerous youth teams for his children. 

Don did not discriminate with his time or advice, he had a knack for making friends, and would talk to anyone who would listen. He would assess a person by their deeds and character; his currency was respect and honor, and he would pay both generously. Don will be remembered fondly by those whose lives he touched. 

Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, David Bahr.  He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children Brian (Danielle) Bahr and Julie (Jake) Bahr-Thaggard; grandchildren, Isaac, Owen and Kayleigh; cousins and best friends, Mariann, Nancy and Kathy; sister-in-law, Chris; as well as many other family and friends. 

Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319 with retired Lt. Col. Chaplain Leslie Peine officiating.  Family and friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to in Don’s name to VFW Post 9904, 8695 Cleveland Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 44720 or MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Pkwy, N. Canton, OH 44720. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at 


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July 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
July 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

July 2, 2021

1:30 PM
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Rd
Rittman, Ohio 44270


VFW Post 9904
8695 Cleveland Avenue NW, North Canton OH 44720

MAPS Air Museum
2260 International Parkway, North Canton OH 44720

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