Joseph S. Ohr, M.D., R. Ph.April 16, 1964 ~ April 22, 2017 (age 53)
POLAND- Joseph S. Ohr, Jr., M.D., R. Ph., age 53, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
Joe was born on April 16, 1964, in Lansing, Michigan, to Joseph and Carol Wallace Ohr. Joe is survived by his parents, his wife, Kristen Ohr, whom he married on July 27, 2010, and four year old daughter Madeline Ohr. Joe is also survived by his sister Jennifer Farragher and her children Patrick, Jenna, and Connor, and sister Catherine Finnegan (Thomas) and their sons Luke and Kyle, father-in-law Robert Foster and mother-in-law Donna Foster, sister-in-law Michelle Heminger (Justin) and children Fiona and Fynnegan, sister-in-law Caryn Hoffman (Ryan) and son Thomas, and brother-in-law Christopher Hinders (Irda) and children Alexander, Adriana, and Andrew. Joe is also survived by his aunt Emily Brett Lukens (William), and his cousin Peter Brett (Amy). Joe was preceded in death by his beloved cousin, Dr. Alison Brett Silverman.
Joe was a 1982 graduate of Boardman High School and a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. Joe was employed as a clinical pharmacist for eight years prior to attending and graduating medical school at St. George’s in Grenada and New York City. After his pathology residency at Loyola University of Chicago, Joe completed a forensics fellowship at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office. Dr. Ohr practiced as a forensic pathologist and deputy coroner since 2005, beginning his professional career at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, and serving most recently at the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office since 2009. Joe also served as an assistant professor for Youngstown State University’s Forensic Sciences department.
Joe was a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, National Association of Medical Examiners, College of American Pathologists, Ohio Pharmacists’ Association, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Dr. Ohr was board certified in forensic and anatomical pathology.
One of Joe’s greatest passions in life was serving as an educator and mentor to the many pathology residents, college interns, and high school students that sought his guidance and expertise, and he has helped shape the careers of many of today’s young forensic scientists. Joe had a gift for displaying compassion for and providing comfort to the families of decedents he cared for at the Coroner’s Office. He was also passionate in his fight against the heroin epidemic in his community and state.
Joe’s greatest joy in his life was being a father to his "little love bug" Maddie Ohr. Some of Joe's favorite things were sitting down to a wonderful meal, cooking and grilling, gardening, especially roses, watching and playing baseball, and annual family beach vacations to Nags Head, NC.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman and on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Poland Presbyterian Church, where a funeral service will follow on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in Dr. Ohr's name to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, P.O. Box 430, Youngstown, Ohio 44501 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512.
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