James Bohrer



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Bohrer, James J. Seattle, Washington: Sunrise: August 25, 1968 Sunset: July 27, 2009. Survived by his loving parents, Robert and Marion, siblings, Katherine, Robert, Jr. & Caroline; many caring aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; many dear friends. Interment in Garland Cemetery held at the convenience of family.


  1. Karen St. John (Midge Johnson) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bob and Marian, I am so sorry to hear about Jamie. I have stood in your shoes and know first-hand the heartache of losing a son. I am enclosing a poem that brings me comfort when I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs. I hope in time, it may do the same for you. I’M FREE Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God has chosen for me. I took His hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I’ve now found peace at the end of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Oh yes, these things, I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow Look for the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seems all to brief; Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief. Lift up your heart and peace to thee, God wanted me now-He set me free Author: Shannon Lee Moseley. I pray God will provide your family with the strength, peace and comfort to endure your loss. All my love, Midge (Johnson )

  2. Lauren on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear James, Your spirit burned into my memory. Your energy, your light is a blessed thread that runs through our family, strengthened, even in your absence, by the love we all have for you. God bless you as you recover the memory of this love, and be with us, still, in spirit as we continue to celebrate your life. Love and Blessings to my family! ~Lauren

  3. Megan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Uncle James, Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday our family had a great laugh on Thanksgiving when your button popped off of your Levis! I can’t tell you how much you have been missed, very often thoughts of you put a smile on our faces. You were 8 years old when I was born and I remember always wanting to hang out with you at gramma and grampas. I’m sure I was like any other pesty little neice but you always opened your door. Remember taking me on all the rides at the fair? I just hope you know that everyone at home loves you very very much and if I could wish just one wish for you, it would be that you could feel all the love. You will always be very dear in our hearts. Love Always, your neice, Megan

  4. Mike Allen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    During all of our family get togethers Jamie displayed kindness and was always a well mannered gentleman. Whether a session of backyard baseball at Bob and Marion’s or pondering the grounds at the Old Schoolhouse, Jamie was fun to share time and space with. Once, some friends of mine and myself, painted the Bohrer’s home. We were not really professional painters, but we did do a satisfactory job. Jamie, a bit younger than us, offered help and was eager to get involved. Later in life, as we grew further and further apart, I occassionally thought of Jamie and I used my memories of his kindness to assure myself that he’ll attempt to keep this world at peace. I shall recall these memories more often, and I’ll strive to emulate his kindness throughout the balance of my life. I’m sure he touched many other lifes and his legacy will remain with all. Cousin Mike Allen

  5. Paula Sarvey on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    For James… with so many questions never knowing the answers to, my only hope will be that you finally found a place of peace. I’ll always cherish the memories I have of you and I hope that you find a way to surrond yourself with the other beautiful souls we’ve lost. Let your spirit fly James, your free. Love and Peace, Cousin Paula

  6. Elaine & Timothy St. John on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Forever in our hearts, the happy memories we have of Jamie will be with us always.

  7. Sharon & Michael Keeney on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Friends of Jim from when he lived in the city of Rochester and former neighbor. Our condolences to his family.

  8. yarrow on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    From-Behind-The-Veil. ’In the steeple of an abandoned church, a nest of doves perched on an eve. As one flies away and steps into the golden mist, they realize he has returned to spirit.’ Author Unknown. From someone who has experienced the suicide of my husband, I can emphasize with what you are feeling. For the people they have left behind, please remember, ‘it is not that they want to die. It’s that they didn’t know how to live.’ ~For Ma & Bob, there is no worse grief than to lose a child. ~ None As you are walking the path, also remember that there is no long term damage here. Jaime is behind the veil and is relishing, healing, and growing in the light. He will be waiting on the hill when you arrive. Be prepared for quiet moments, even confusion. Cry and sweat abundantly as you redefine your relationship. This gentle, delicate intimacy will bring valuable insights for the days, weeks, & years ahead. Listen for clues as the echoes and whispers of Jaime’s love will be expressive as well as comforting. His deep, delicate and strong feelings will be a conduit of energy and love sent to you. Listen to the music that keeps you afloat. a la belle etoile, yarrow

  9. Betty Bohrer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of Jamie and so sorry for the pain of all of us in the family. We will remember him! Aunt Betty

  10. Kate Bohrer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I feel as though we will never know enough about James’ life. He moved from Rochester and continued to live enigmatically, never failing to keep us guessing. I miss Uncle Jamie for what I remember about him when I was younger, for the countless stories I’ve heard about him from my father, aunts and grandparents, and for the man he was that I never really got to know. With a heavy heart I can tell the children in the new, beautiful generation of our family- you will continue to hear stories about Uncle Jamie, so listen well. Keep a place for him in your hearts, he will always have a place in ours.

  11. Robert Paul Bohrer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I feel very unfortunate not to have had a chance to spend more time with Uncle Jamie. I recall some memories of James at the family clambakes we would have back at 680,always cheerful and full of laughter.. I am deeply saddened by this sudden unfortunate event, but feel especially for my grandparents,father, and aunts. Uncle James will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  12. les on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I never got the chance to truly get to know Jamie. He moved to Seattle shortly after Kathy and I got married. The sadness I feel comes from seeing the pain in the hearts of those I love. I know Jamie was a good man, because truly good people mourn for him. There is nothing I can do or say to ease that pain, that is the province of God and time. I wrote the following for Mom, Dad, Kathy, Bob, and Caroline; and everone who knew and loved Jamie. ‘Where I am, You are’ Now somehow there’s only empty Where you used to be And it’s a small, cold comfort That your spirit’s finally free I pray you know I miss your smile I miss your voice, I miss your face I miss the laughter we would share Now there’s just silence in your place I need to hear you on the wind I need to see you in the stars On the wings of butterflies To know where I am… You are Oh Dear God, please watch this child Please don’t let him be alone And please tell him he is loved Please hold him close… Guide him home You’ve always been my Sweet Baby James Ive held you in my heart all these years You’ll be in my arms again one day When I can see beyond this veil of tears Now I can hear you on the wind And I can see you in the stars And on the wings of butterflies And where I am, I know you are I know Dear God, You’ll keep your child And You won’t let him feel alone And You will tell him how he’s loved You’ll hold him close and bring him Home And I can feel you on the wind I see you in the shooting stars Riding the wings of butterflies And where I am, I know you are Where I am… You are

  13. melissa on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Jamie. I do know his parents Bob and Marianne, siblings Bob, Kathy and Carolyn and if he was anything like all of them, he was a wonderful man and human being. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all those who loved him.

  14. Bobby Hanrahan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I see that Megan has already written about my all-time favorite moment with Uncle James and his button flying off after Thanksgiving dinner. I think we laughed for about an hour after that incident and it still makes me chuckle when I think about it. From spending time with him, it was evident that Uncle James was very into music, especially the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. These bands had the tendency to bring out the air-guitar in him and he played it like he was in concert mode. Extremely entertaining to say the least. His laugh was one of a kind. He will be missed by many, but never forgotten.

  15. Tricia Horn on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I work with Caroline so I never knew James but I wanted to take the time to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Caroline has truly been one of the greatest people I have ever come to know. I just want her to know that I’m thinking of her and if there is anything that I can do to help I am here.

  16. Cousin Sandy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jim, Jamie, James, I’ve thought and wondered about you over the years. I remember a smiling and shy child. It hurts that I never really got to know you as a grown up. My heart and soul will miss you. Peace and Love, Cousin Sandy

  17. Corey James on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Ladder* 🙂

  18. Jennifer Hanrahan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Marion, Bob, Kathy, Caroline, Bob & families – I am very sorry about the passing of your loved one. From all the stories I hear about James I regret that I never got to personally meet him. Based on the fact that your entire family is loving and kind – I am sure that James mirrored the same qualities. Take heart knowing that he is now in a peaceful place. Everytime you see a butterfly or a bird know that James is free and his spirit and memories will remain with all of us. Love Always.

  19. Bill FitzSimmons on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My condolences to the family. While I don’t really remember James, I was friends / neighbors / schoolmates with Kathy & Bob Jr. I also remember what a kind & funny lady Mrs. Bohrer was when I would visit their house. Please know that I am thinking of you all in this very difficult time. Bill FitzSimmons (formerly of Walker – now Spencerport)

  20. Lou Allen on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Peaceful, sincere, unique, special, timid, fragile, emotional, vulnerable, kind, honest, free thinking, tender heart. These are the things that will always come to mind when I recall Jamie. Please rest in Peace my cousin.

  21. Mary Patterson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sad beyond words . . . I was fortunate to be part of James’ childhood as his (much older) sister-in-law when I was married to brother Bob. I’ll remember his sweetness when I met him as a innocent, lovely child of 4 and enjoyed watching him grow into to a handsome young man. He was a talented artist and was always drawing crazy cartoons that were funny and SO creative. Anyone remember that? I admire his independence – moving to Seattle to explore life there. He is not gone – as he is still part of EVERY life he touched. To my dear Jamie – welcome home to your family. We missed you so.

  22. Joanne Brazill Greer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Aunt Marion and Uncle Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn Jamie’s loss. My heart goes out to you, Kathy, Bob, and Caroline. May you be surrounded by the comfort of those around you who love you and share in your sorrow.

  23. Bill and Marilyn Bohrer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Aunt Marion and Uncle Bob, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your faimily -Kathy, Bob and Caroline as you mourn Jamie’. One of the last memories I have was at our house when Jamie was helping us celebrate my friends college graduation – Jamie had met her at MCC. (We had fun!)

  24. Sandy Norway Kyte on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To My Dear Lifelong Friends Mr. and Mrs. Bohrer, Kath, Bobby and Caroline. No words or actions can possibly ease your pain and sadness. I can only hope you can find a little peace and comfort knowing you have family and friends who deeply care. Lots of Love, Sanery

  25. David Brazill on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Bob, Aunt Marion and cousins Kathy, Bob and Caroline: I was saddened to hear of Jamie’s tragic passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time and in the days ahead.

  26. Robert Paul Bohrer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle James will be missed by everyone but will be forgotten by no-one. I was only about 12 years old when Uncle Jamie moved away to seattle. I do remember on several occations all of the family clam-bakes my parents used to throw at 680 where Uncle James would always be laughing and having a joyful time. To ALL the family, we will always remember Uncle James and he will always be in our hearts.

  27. Maura DeBartoli on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle James, I wish I had gotten to know you well – for the man, brother, son, uncle, and devotee of life that I know you were. I vaguely remember your humor but won’t fail to remember your antics. You were a goofball, and I liked it like that. You are and always will be loved, for you will live on in our hearts.

  28. Corey James on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncles James, I first off have to say i am and always will be, honored to have your name as a part of mine. Besides the well known ‘levi’s button’ story, I remember on Skycrest, we were having some sort of family event. Someone was in the downstairs lavatory, so, you went upstairs. Well….Who knew the door you were closing was not going to open back up for you. Up the latter went as family spectated. Even at the young age i was, the choice of words was curious and the situation was hilarious. And that laugh was just one of a million for years to come. Love,Corey James

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