In Memoriam

Undated Photo provided by family


Change of Watch 2015 Station Siuslaw River. (photo by AUX Steele)



Gunter Bahr, 83 of Florence, Oregon “Crossed the Bar” December 26, 2016.  He joined the U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-7 February 03,1997, to further his interest in boating. He would have completed his twentieth year next month. Gunter was a long standing Watch Stander at Station Siuslaw River with over fifteen years of service. He held several elected and appointed offices while a member of Flotilla 5-7 including Flotilla Commander. Gunter was born May 1, 1933, in Hamburg, Germany, to Willy Bernhardt Bahr and Elsa Metha Bahr. He passed away at his home after a lengthy illness.

He is survivied by his wife, Jacqueline Bahr; three daughters: Kari Maccario and her husband Robert of Reno, Nevada; Kelly Bahr of Independence, California; and Tracy Bahr of Bishop, California; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law of Florence and sister-in-law Caroline Tabor of Bend, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Bahr.

A Burial at Sea will be conducted by the crew of Motor Life Boat Station Siuslaw River in honor of his service as a Member of the USCG Auxiliary.