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John W. "Jack" Rohrer III, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.

He was born April 22, 1934 in Kittanning to John W. Jr. and Thelma (Wilhelm) Rohrer. Mr. Rohrer was a teacher having taught at Thorn Hill School in Allegheny County from 1957 to 1958; From 1959 to 1963, he was a reporter for the Leader Times; taught in the Armstrong School District from 1963 to 1976; and Holy Trinity Catholic School in Ford City from 1981 to 1985.

From 1986 to 1989 he was the executive director of the United Way of Armstrong County. He was a 1952 graduate of Kittanning High School and a 1956 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington.

He received his master's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Kittanning, where he sang in the choir and served as a deacon and an elder.

He was a co-trustee of the Margaret M. Patton Foundation. As one of his colleagues wrote to us in 2005, “John was a diligent and conscientious co-trustee on the Margaret Patton Foundation. He cared deeply about the organizations that he selected as grantees but also had a lighter side as anyone who enjoyed his jokes could testify. As the second anniversary of his passing approaches, it is appropriate to ensure that his name lives on in the community that he held so dear. This fund should support those organizations that John personally touched during his lifetime.”