Edward W. Mohr, a longtime employee of The Johnson Electric Supply Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on the morning of July 6th, 2014. Ed joined Johnson Electric Supply at the age of 15. The company founder, Claude W. Johnson, Sr., picked him up while he was hitch hiking across the L&N Bridge to Cincinnati on June 8, 1942, and hired him on the spot. Ed was with the Company for 72 years.
Part of the Greatest Generation, Ed served in the United States Navy and saw active duty in 1944 and 1945 in the Pacific Theatre. He was honored at the NAED National Convention in Washington DC in May of 2001.
Ed was a great ambassador for the electrical industry. He served our Company in many capacities and remained active until a few months ago. He was an owner, officer, director and gentleman. He will be missed by all of those whose lives he touched. Ed was 87 years old at the time of his passing. The photo above is of Ed, his wife Marilyn and their son Ed, taken at the company’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2007. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
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