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54 C I N E M O N T A G E I N M E M O R I A M GEORGE ROHRS APRIL 29, 1930 — AUGUST 30, 2020 George Rohrs — raconteur, world traveler, highly respected film editor and nurturing father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle — passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Au- gust 30, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Oak Park, Illinois to Martin and Mildred Rohrs, he moved with his parents and sister, to Southern California when he was 14 years old. George spent his adult life in Southern and Central California. He served two years in the Army and studied for two years at UCLA. Rather than finish his degree, he left school to pursue his life oc- cupation in the film industry. His motion picture and television credits as a film editor are a long and distinguished list spanning over 30 years. After retirement, George served as a judge for the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. He married Elaine Margaret Casey in 1954 and they divorced in 1974. They raised their three children in the San Fernando Valley and later on California's Central Coast. As a family, they enjoyed camping, fishing, horseback riding and swimming. Their children were raised to have open, curious minds, to love and respect all people, and to stand up for their beliefs. A life well lived is an understatement. He lived life with gusto and passion, exploring and learning his entire life. He was a voracious reader and his dream was to be a writer. He realized his dream not by the written word, but told stories through his art as a film editor. His eldest daughter coerced him into buying her a horse, and soon afterward, the entire family was riding, showing and raising quarter horses. He was the quintessential horse-show Dad. George traveled the world like most people only dream about. His home is filled with mementos from his travels. He traveled to learn and experience the culture, cuisine and the people. His interests were many and varied. He earned his scuba diving certification and dove many incredible dive locations. For several years, he owned a 36-foot sailboat with his partner at the time, Di- ane Adler, and together they shared their love of sailing with their children and friends. George took up the game of golf late in life. After a few lessons and some actual time on the course, he became a passionate player. He golfed two to three times a week, always striving to improve. The day before he passed, he played his last golf game on his favorite little course on the beach in Grover Beach. H i s ge n e ro u s h e a r t , a c e r b i c w i t , extraordinary stories and his capac- ity to love all of us will be so missed. George is survived by his three children — Kathleen Bledsoe, Casey Rohrs, and Kimberly Savage — and grandkids and great-grandkids. For my part, I'm so proud to have followed in my dad's footsteps as a film editor. He often let me know how proud he was of me and my work. Dad taught me so much about the art of film editing. More importantly, however, I learned to treat everyone, from show runners and studio brass to assistant editors and PAs, with the same measure of respect. All who worked with and for George loved him. I proudly flourish in the long shadow of this great man. ■ — Casey Rohrs KIMBERLY HARRIS AUGUST 8, 1954 — MAY 3, 2021 P H O T O : H A R R I S F A M I L Y Retired sound editor Kimberly Harris died on May 3 in Albuquerque, New Mex- ico, according to her sister and her niece. She was 66. Harris had over 100 sound editing credits and won an Emmy for her work on "61*." She also won four awards for her work on "Hacksaw Ridge." H e r f a m i l y w i l l b e h o l d i n g a private ceremony on her ranch to scatter her ashes. Her family said she died after a long struggle with bone cancer. "Her life, beauty, strength and com- passion has impacted so many … humans and animals alike," the family said in a statement. "This world is a better place because of her." — Jeff Burman P H O T O S : R O H R S F A M I L Y

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