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Me when I needed his help me most after my divorcé, did you know he was a shrink to, “His father delivered me and he saved me through a lot of bad times He will always be in my life even while he is with GOD ”
1 of 54 | Posted by: Michael Young - LEO, IN

“Dear Dad, I find myself missing you more with each passing year. You were my father, my friend, my golf partner, my teacher, my inspiration, my ......Read More »
2 of 54 | Posted by: Evan Bahr

“I am so sorry to just now learn of the passing of Dr. Bahr. I was a former employee of First Care and will always remember not only his great...Read More »
3 of 54 | Posted by: Peggy Figgins Kreger - Churubusco, IN

“Kate, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. It's been many years since I've seen you, but I have great memories of how nice he always was to me. ...Read More »
4 of 54 | Posted by: Shelly Weller Huneck - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sue and Family:We had many good times with Bob, both as our doctor and as a friend. We enjoyed dancing and had fun having him down to Turkey Run...Read More »
5 of 54 | Posted by: Jane and Dave Griggs - Fort Wayne, IN

“May he RIP, my prayers go out to his family and friends. He is at peace with the lord. He was a wonderful Doctor to my family, he was the first to...Read More »
6 of 54 | Posted by: Lawson Family - New Haven, IN

“Sure had fun with you, helping us with our babies. and the rest of the Leaziers rest in peace.. ”
7 of 54 | Posted by: dennis leazier - elmira, MI

“I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Bahr when he practiced medicine, but I did have the pleasure of his sharp wit and great artistry at the...Read More »
8 of 54 | Posted by: Peter Bolakowski - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was my honor to be with your family for the visitation and service. My sincere condolence to you all during this difficult time. You will be in my...Read More »
9 of 54 | Posted by: Kristin Ross - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr Bob was well respected within the medical community. He will be missed by his colleagues and his friends ”
10 of 54 | Posted by: Paul Reszel - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sue and Family:THE only good thing about getting sick was knowing I was going to see Doc Bahr. Knowing that he would "fix" it, and then we would talk...Read More »
11 of 54 | Posted by: Lee McAllister - Fort Wayne, IN

“Always sparking a response with his wit and humor, you wanted to engage with him on the subject at hand especially if it was making things. Bob...Read More »
12 of 54 | Posted by: Greg Jacobs - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob organized the yearly woodworking seminars at the sherrif's reserve that had many demonstrators throughout the day. He was always patient and...Read More »
13 of 54 | Posted by: Joe Kretschmer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob, you are one of a kind. Bob had more talent in one finger that some people would ever have. His mind was so talented & so very creative that we...Read More »
14 of 54 | Posted by: Rhonda, Fred & Jacquelyn Inman - IN

“It was an honor to assist you as your funeral director in making the final arrangments for Dr. Bahr. We know he made an impact on the Fort Wayne...Read More »
15 of 54 | Posted by: Bruce Myers - Fort Wayne

“Jon, Susan, David, Andrew and Ian my deepest condolences for the loss of your father and grandfather. I'm thinking of you all at this time. Love, Cath ”
16 of 54 | Posted by: Cathryn Chase - Fort Wayne, IN

“Nikki we are so sorry for your loss. You were very blessed to have been able to enjoy so many years with your grandfather and thru them you have...Read More »
17 of 54 | Posted by: Robin & Steve Snyder & Family

“I haven't known Bob very long, but I always looked forward to seeing him at the woodworking clubs. His presentations, demonstrations and teachings...Read More »
18 of 54 | Posted by: Jim Jackson - Columbia City, IN

“Dr. Bahr was my doctor from my birth until I married and moved at the age of 25. His sense of humor could make me smile, even in the midst of the...Read More »
19 of 54 | Posted by: Tricia (Wolfgram) Ebner - OH

“My heart & prayers go out to all of Dr. Bahr's family & friends. I knew Doc from the turning club. He was very inspirational for me and many others....Read More »
20 of 54 | Posted by: Joe Dickason - Liberty Center, IN

“Special condolences to children and extended family. We also feel a void for a beloved friend and cousin, who was always cheerful, friendly and gave...Read More »
21 of 54 | Posted by: Edison&Chrisann Gutwein - IN

“Bob was a kind, caring, and generous man. He has given hundreds of hours of time and himself to the woodturning community. After my first turning...Read More »
22 of 54 | Posted by: John Slick IV - Ft. Wayne, IN

“I came from Germany when I was five years old. My parents took me to Dr. Bahr. He told them that I was his first patient. Every year that he was in...Read More »
23 of 54 | Posted by: karl hull - fort wayne, IN

“We are Praying for you and your family. Love Buckley and Laura ”
24 of 54 | Posted by: Buckley and Laura Watson - Warsaw, IN

“I met Dr. Bahr while working at Woodcraft. He was hard to read at first but once you warmed up to him and he warmed up to you, the knowledge and...Read More »
25 of 54 | Posted by: Kevin Thomas - Fort Wayne, IN

“In 1975, as a senior in medical school, I took a rotation in family practice with Bob's group in Fort Wayne. He was an intelligent and caring mentor...Read More »
26 of 54 | Posted by: Eric Retrum - Columbus, IN

“My family was patients of your father. He was a wonderful caring man. My daughter was the last baby he delivered before he retired from doing the...Read More »
27 of 54 | Posted by: Jodie Steward - Fort Wayne, IN

“I worked with the doc for years in labor and delivery when he was still delivering babies, from 1969 to when he quit doing that. What a character he...Read More »
28 of 54 | Posted by: Norma K. Hoffman RN - FT Wayne, IN

“We love you and will miss everything about you uncle Bob, the clock he made me will always be hanging as I walk by it with a smile. Love, Scott,...Read More »
29 of 54 | Posted by: Melissa Hayes - New Haven, IN

“We will always remember Bob as a man full of laughter from the first time we meet Bob in 1994.We met through Bob and Tom's love of woodturning. We...Read More »
30 of 54 | Posted by: Tom & Hilda Buttress

“You will be missed. ”
31 of 54 | Posted by: Katrina Bodenhamer - Tulsa, OK

“Dr. Bahr was our family physician for many years. He delivered our son. We were all sad when he decided to retire because he was such a good doctor...Read More »
32 of 54 | Posted by: Lucy Hess

“One of my special memories of Uncle Bob was when he visited me while I was stationed with the USAF in England. We went to the local pub and had a...Read More »
33 of 54 | Posted by: Ron Kaminer - Gainesville, FL

“I knew Doc Bahr through my parents' woodworking business, the Oak Tree, and he was always a delight. Its very sad to hear of his passing, but I know...Read More »
34 of 54 | Posted by: Samantha Cuney - Huntertown, IN

“Dr. Bahr was our family physician from 1962 until he retired. His humor and compassionate understanding made office visits almost fun. He saw the...Read More »
35 of 54 | Posted by: Laura McCaffery - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jon, Sue and family~ We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
36 of 54 | Posted by: Bret and Sherry Cole and family - IN

“I was privileged to know Doc Bob for well over twenty years.he tied for 1st place for people who I truly Respected & admired. He gave so much &...Read More »
37 of 54 | Posted by: DEAN W. HARTLEY - HUNTINGTON, IN

“Gramp Bobby was one of the most generous people I have ever known. He really helped and encouraged me during my difficult college years, and I will...Read More »
38 of 54 | Posted by: Rachel Ruhlin - Smyrna, TN

“Thank you Doc Bahr for always lighting up the room whenever you walked in. Thank you for your devotion to your patients but in your retirement years...Read More »
39 of 54 | Posted by: Deb Snyder - fort wayne, IN

“When I first met him I was scared to death of him. Then, he took me under his wing and taught me how to be the best I could be as a woodturner.......Read More »
40 of 54 | Posted by: Gary Travis - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dr.Bahr was a great man! My mother worked for him for many years. I will remember always his great smile and he would take me back into his office...Read More »
41 of 54 | Posted by: Jim Cox - Fort Wane, IN

“Dr. Bahr was our family physician from 1968 when we first moved to Fort Wayne until his 1997 retirement. He delivered our two daughters. He was a...Read More »
42 of 54 | Posted by: Paul and Karen Wolfgram - IN

“Dr. Bahr was my family doctor growing up, and we loved him! He was a great doctor, and was personable and fun. Being sick wasn't nearly as bad when...Read More »
43 of 54 | Posted by: Kim Sweet - Nowthen, MN

“So many helpful words of wisdom and so many fun times. I owe Dr Bahr a debt of gratitude. ”
44 of 54 | Posted by: John Smith - Rome city, IN

“Sue - Bob was our family Dr. for years and a family friend. Our condolences to you and the rest of the family. You all will be in the thoughts and...Read More »
45 of 54 | Posted by: David McDonald - Yardley, PA

“He was a caring uncle. I am sorry that I am in Florida and will miss the service but give my condolences to the family. He will be missed. Barb ”
46 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“I was a patient of Dr. Bahr for about a decade up to his retirement. I always appreciated his candid medical assessments, several of which were quite...Read More »
47 of 54 | Posted by: Philip Davich - Fort Wayne, IN

“Words can't express my sorrow in your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. ”
48 of 54 | Posted by: Terri Jackson - Augusta, GA

“A true friend. The world is a little sadder withhout Doc. ”
49 of 54 | Posted by: John Timmerman - Fort Wayne, IN

“I have known Bob for about 5 years since I have been part of the Three Rivers Woodworking Club. Bob is one who always livened up the meeting. He...Read More »
50 of 54 | Posted by: Chuck Morris - Churubusco, IN

“R.I.P. Dr. Bahr. You were a good man. ”
51 of 54 | Posted by: Karen Hughes - Fort Wayne, IN

“<3 ”
52 of 54 | Posted by: Anna H - TN - Granddaughter

“I was privileged to be Dr. Bahr's office nurse for 13 yrs. and his humor made coming to work interesting and fun with many laughs and memories as...Read More »
53 of 54 | Posted by: Elaine Thieme

“Your many talents and friendship will be greatly missed. May you find yourself in Heaven before the devil even knows your gone! ”
54 of 54 | Posted by: David Dickmeyer - Fort Wayne, IN

Robert E. Bahr, M.D., 79, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a Medical Doctor and co-founder with First Care Physicians for 39 years, retiring in 1997. He founded NEI Chiselers and Turners Woodturning Club, member of Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art; and enjoyed golfing and cycling. He is survived by his companion, Carolyn Sue Hambrock of Fort Wayne; sons, Jonathan (Susan) Bahr of Fort Wayne, and Evan C. (Cookie) Bahr of North Augusta, SC; daughter, Kathryn (Ross) Houser of Murfreesboro, TN; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Phoebe Bahr; brothers, Eugene, Joseph, and Theodore Bahr; sisters, Mildred Kaminer, Helen Rizzo, and Annabelle Swihart. Service is 11 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling 1 hr. prior and Robert Lipp officiating. Additional calling from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorials to Artlink Ft. Wayne, IN To sign the online guest book, go to