W. Edward Bohrer, Jr

W. Edward Bohrer, Jr

Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 27 Aug 1998 (aged 58)
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
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Ed Bohrer was a lifelong resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland and served as the city's mayor from 1986 until he died in 1998. Prior to serving as mayor, Mr. Bohrer was a member of the Gaithersburg City Council (1976-1986) and the Gaithersburg Planning Commission (1974-1978).


W. Edward Bohrer Jr., the mayor of Gaithersburg since 1986, died Aug. 27 in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital a day after suffering a stroke as he recovered from brain surgery, city officials said.

Mr. Bohrer, 58, had checked into the hospital Aug. 20, complaining of flu-like symptoms. Doctors subsequently found that he had an infection in his bloodstream, which resulted in bleeding on the brain. The mayor had undergone four hours of surgery and was in the recovery room Wednesday when he suffered the stroke.

Mr. Bohrer was born in Gaithersburg and attended Gaithersburg elementary and high schools before attending Montgomery College's Rockville campus and the University of Maryland. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from American University.

Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening issued a statement yesterday praising Mr. Bohrer as a "dedicated and dynamic leader" under whose guidance "Gaithersburg blossomed from a small town to one of Maryland's most vibrant residential and business centers."

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan recalled Mr. Bohrer as "a great mayor, a dear friend, a tremendous person and a truly outstanding public servant who always represented his city with honor and integrity."

Duncan, a former Rockville mayor, said in a statement, "Ed and I worked together often in partnership and, at the same time, enjoyed the camaraderie of a friendly rivalry between our two cities."

Before he was elected mayor, Mr. Bohrer served on the Gaithersburg Planning Commission from 1974 to 1978 and on the City Council from 1976 to 1986. He recently retired as agency manager for the Bohrer Agency of People's Security Life Insurance Co.

Over the last two years, Mr. Bohrer had been beset by heart trouble. In 1997, he had two heart attacks. The first came in January and the second in August, just four months after he was elected to a fourth four-year term as mayor.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Paige Bohrer Greenwood; a son, Patrick; four grandchildren; and his mother, Juanita.

Washington Post August 28, 1998

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for W. Edward Bohrer, Jr (23 Aug 1940–27 Aug 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43231542, citing Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jane Hatch (contributor 47147687) .