MOHR, John Edward Springer age 65 of Centerville passed away on Friday, June 2, in Dayton, Ohio, after an inspiring battle against cancer.
John was a 1970 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School (Tiffin, Ohio) and received a bachelor's degree in political science from Miami University, Oxford, in 1974. He continued his education at Indiana University Bloomington where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1976.
John then began his five-year (1976-1981) active-duty service as an Air Force Judge Advocate General stationed initially at Mather AFB in California. He later served as Area Defense Counsel at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea and head prosecutor and head of security at Wright Patterson AFB. John then continued his career as a civilian member of the Air Force Trial Team, representing the Air Force around the globe in complex civil litigation. He later entered the private sector and accepted a position as Director of Risk Identification and Prevention and Associate General Counsel at Trinova/Aeroquip-Vickers in Maumee, Ohio where he was awarded the Spirit of Trinova Award in 1993. After retiring from the practice of law in 2000, John enjoyed a retirement position at Siebenthaler Garden Center in Centerville. John was a passionate intellectual who pursued his hobbies and pastimes with fervor. He loved his family and enjoyed cooking, model railroading, baroque music, politics and history, hiking, and traveling. He was an active and enthusiastic member of both of President Obama's election campaigns, most recently serving as local area head for Get out the Vote for Organizing for America. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph William and Virginia Ann Springer Mohr of Tiffin. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years Shelley Staddon and their two children, Ethan and Victoria Mohr. Also surviving him are his twin brother Ralph, sister-in-law Janet, and nieces Kelly Mohr and Yukiko Staddon; nephews Karl Mohr, Jim Staddon; and Karl, Wesley, Alex, and William Schulze. The family will receive friends from 11-1pm on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd, Kettering, memorial service immediately following. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his care team at the VA Hospital and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the Dayton VA Hospice, Dayton History, or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.