Karl Rohrer

September 28, 1937 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Karl Rohrer Obituary

Karl F. Rohrer, 85 of Fairview, was called home to be with the Lord in glory on Monday September 11, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, surrounded by family.


Karl was born September 28, 1937 in Erie, PA, a son of the late Clarence J. and E. Louise (Bateman) Rohrer. 


After graduating from Lawrence Park High School in 1955, he entered the National Guard, and then worked briefly at Trask Dept Store and Kimmel’s Shoe’s. He married his wife, Donna and then went on to obtain his Cosmetology license, operating his own beauty salon for 25 years, gaining many of his clients as treasured friends.  After the physical demands of that career began to take their toll, he and Donna purchased and operated Rohrer’s Truly in Edinboro for several years. Later, Karl operated a wall papering and painting business that once again allowed him the privilege to meet and make friends. Karl became interested in the historical craft of broom making, learned the trade, purchased the equipment, and traveled to various craft shows in the Tri-State region for many years, and was known as the Broom Squire. He and Donna were blessed to participate in those shows and gained dear friends through the process.

Karl loved God and his family, and enjoyed camping and traveling the mountains and countryside with friends.

Karl was an active member of the Girard Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, serving as Elder and Deacon, and was on many other committees.  He was treasurer of the Christian Cupboard Food Pantry and was active for many years within the Koinonia community, as well as the Masonic Blue Lodge and the Tyrian-Commonwealth Lodge in Erie.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Claire Louise Rohrer in infancy.


He will be greatly missed by his family which include his wife, Donna J. Steiner Rohrer whom he married on January 28, 1961 in Erie, PA, a daughter, Holly Flick (Sandy); sons, Mark Rohrer (Michele) and Dale Rohrer; and their grandchildren, Heath, Louisa and Laurel Flick, and Morgan Boleratz.


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