March 9, 2010
Fred Bahr, of Issaquah, died March 3, 2010. He was 64. A memorial service was held March 9 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, Sammamish.
Fred was born May 14, 1945, in Athens, Wis., the son of Edmund and Janet Bahr. He grew up on a Wisconsin farm, but charted a course in aviation.
He graduated in 1968 from Parks Air College, St. Louis University, where he met and married Jamie Schlosser in 1971. He served in the United States Army 1970-72 as an air traffic controller.
Fred worked for Fowler Aeronautics and Rocky Mountain Airways in Denver. From 1977 to 2005, he flew for United Airlines, becoming a 747 captain.
Fred and Jamie made Issaquah their home for 30 years, which is where they raised their four daughters. He retired from the airlines in 2005. After retirement, Fred expanded his aviation consulting business, Bahr-Aero, opening an office at Renton field in 2007.
He continued to share his passion for general aviation, flying all types of aircraft, from Beaver floatplanes to Citation jets. Bahr-Aero developed into a local and international aviation consulting business with a reputation that Fred embodied: experience, respect and integrity.
He is survived by his wife Jamie; daughters Nicole, Vanessa, Bria and Emily; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Dennis Bahr and sister Beverly Paul.
Remembrances in Fred’s honor may be sent to NCCF/Quest Aircraft Charitable Fund, Northwest Christian Community Foundation, 7730 S.W. 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97219.
Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.