Buffalo, NY - July 23, 2022, age 88. Life-long resident of Hamburg, NY. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Eileen (nee Howard), five children Robert Stuhr, Douglas Stuhr, James (Margaret) Stuhr, Linda (Craig Brown) Stuhr and Gail Stuhr (Mark) Hojsan, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and will be remembered by a large extended family. Bob was born in Buffalo on May 27, 1934, son of John E. Stuhr and Ruth (nee Goembel) Stuhr. He served in the US Navy between 1952 - 1960 as a Navy Petty Officer First Class (1957). While raising his family Bob completed a Masters' Degree in education from Buffalo State University, with additional coursework at Bowling Green University and Cornell University. As a teacher in the Orchard Park School District, he taught history, economics, and geography for over 35 years, retiring in the late 1990s. He traveled extensively and was a published photographer. Bob was also an aficionado of U.S. railway history. He was a past president of the Western New York Railway Historical Society, and a life-long collector of train ephemera.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, with a service to follow at the Hamburg Chapel – Loomis, Offers & Loomis, Inc. 207 Main Street Hamburg NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Western NY Railway Historical Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association-Western NY Chapter.