Homer Walter Lohr, Jr.

Homer Walter Lohr, Jr.

Homer Walter Lohr, Jr. died July 13. He was 91.

Lohr was born outside of Chicago, Illinois. After attending Lodi High School and earning his Eagle Scout badge, he enrolled in San Jose State majoring in art. While at San Jose State he met Jacquie Bessiere. They were married after graduation. He had a long career at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. He retired from the Lab in the early 90s.

He enjoyed skiing, golfing, traveling and pursued many avenues of creativity including welding, stonework, painting and wood carving. He was a member of a stone carving club where he won many first prizes. 

He is survived by his four children: Mike (Cathie), Bob, Julie (Bret Hoefler), and Tom (Michelle); seven grandchildren: Erik (Alyson), Andrea (Mike Provence), Melissa (Wester Ruiz), Michael, Sophie, Joseph, and Sarah; five great grandchildren, Lucas, Max, Genevieve, Kiara and Avery, sister-in-law Betty Bessiere, nephews and great nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline and his parents Homer, Sr. and Eunice.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Church, 200 O'Connor Drive, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.