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“Kathy and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. What a kind man. I know you find comfort that he is at Home with the Lord, but...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Patti and Bud Egbert - WA

“Kathy, We are so sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. He was a great guy, a fun pinochle opponent. We are thinking of you and your family and know...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Judy and Larry Keltner - Portland, OR

“Bruce was a great guy to work with. more important he was a really good person always willing to share his knowledge and time.My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Connie Siebert - Vernonia

“Prayers and loving thoughts for you, Kathy, and your dear family. God Bless and comfort you and rest assured, Bruce appreciated everything you did...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Lee - Kelso, WA

“Love and hugs to all of you, Kathy, Melissa, Mike and Scott. Uncle Bruce holds a special place in my heart. Annual family gatherings, the cabin and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: - Vancouver, WA

“Bruce was a wonderful man to work with during the CZ/JR days. Kept both the company & customer in mind while getting the job done. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ruthie Westlund - Vancouver, WA

“Kathy and familyCorey and I want to send our thoughts and prayers to you. We are so happy that we had the honor of knowing Bruce through soccer. He...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers are with you, Kathy and family. We know you have wonderful memories of such a giving man. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Barb and Ed Jacobs


BRUCE ALAN ROHRER April 12, 1938 ~ April 3, 2018 Bruce Alan Rohrer, born April 12, 1938, Vancouver, WA, was the son of Winifred (Blair) and Eugene "Scotty" Rohrer. He graduated from Vancouver High School where he was on the golf team; earned his BA in business administration from the University of Washington; and served in the Army National Guards. Bruce began his 40-year career with Crown Zellerbach/James River as a messenger in summers while at UW. He worked at West Linn, Waterway Terminals, Vancouver and Portland offices and retired in 1996 as Western Regional Transportation Manager. Bruce was convinced participation in sports was important to developing healthy, disciplined youth into responsible caring adults. He coached the same group of boys on the Minnehaha Bulls soccer team from the time they were 7 years old to 18. He served as president of the CYSF Minnehaha Soccer Club and was a certified referee for many years. He loved golf! In retirement, Bruce was a lunch buddy in the schools and helped with programs for needy children and the homeless. In the early days of Summit View Church, he helped with set up and later assisted with building projects, landscaping and groundwork, as well as creation of a walking trail and sport fields. Bruce was devoted to his family, church, golf buddies, Romeos (retired old men eating out), and neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathy; daughter, Melissa Rohrer Self (Steve) of Mount Vernon; sons, Michael (Chris) of Gig Harbor and Scott (Carrie) of Vancouver; granddaughter, Riley Self of Portland; and grandson Zach of Phoenix. He also leaves behind dear cousins, nieces, nephews and various youth and young adults who regard him as Grandpa Bruce. A Celebration of Bruce's Life is Thursday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial consideration is suggested to SV Youth Camp Scholarships, 7701 NE 182 Ave., Vancouver WA 98682; or Layton Aging & Alzheimer Disease Center, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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