David H. Luehr
Date Of Birth: 08/10/1930
Date of Death: 09/01/2013
David H. Luehr passed away on September 1, 2013 in Beaverton, OR surrounded by his family. Dave was born to Herman and Cora (Blair) Luehr in St. Louis, MO on August 10, 1930. As Dave grew up he spent time in New Hampshire, Wyoming and New York. When a teenager his family moved to California where he graduated from high school in Redwood City. Following high school Dave attended San Mateo Jr. College. He later served in the US Navy as a Navy Corpsman and served with the First Marine Division in Korea. Following his service in the Navy he attended San Francisco City College.
Dave met his future bride, Dawn, on a blind date in Palo Alto, CA in 1956 and they married in 1957. In 1963 they re-located to Kailua (Oahu) Hawaii where they made their home for thirty years. Dave worked for Bank of Hawaii, Liberty Bank and later Bank of Honolulu (where his claim to fame was pursuing a bank robber to reclaim the money stolen, and also as an “extra” in the original Hawaii 5-0). Following his time in banking Dave worked for Office Concepts. Dave enjoyed the islands and spent his time snorkeling, scuba diving, spear fishing and sailing. His passion was with his beloved UH Rainbow Warriors. Having had season tickets for many years the games were not complete without the ritual pregame tailgate parties with his buddies.
Following his retirement in 1991 Dave and Dawn made a bittersweet move to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to family. They made their home in Beaverton, OR where Dave worked for many years with the Beaverton School District. During their twentythree years in Beaverton Dave made many good friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother Raymond. Dave is survived by his wife Dawn, daughters Sandra (Michael) Mathews; Stacy (Trenton) Sele; three grandchildren, Mackenzie and Delaney Mathews and Ian Sele; sister in law Charlotte, and many nieces and nephews and scores of friends.
The family would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the staff at Providence St Vincent Medical Center. Their incredible care for Dave and loving support of his family mean more than they will ever know.