Campus Community Gathers Wednesday to Remember John Rohwer, Dan Carey

The St. Thomas campus community is invited to join family members, friends and colleagues on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to honor two members of the Department of Health and Human Performance, Dr. John Rohwer and Dr. Dan Carey, who died during the past academic year.

Dr. John Rohwer

Rohwer died in December 2010 and Carey died in March 2011. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 207, Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex, and will include dedication of plaques in their honor.

Family members said Rohwer was clearing snow from the roof of his home when he fell and landed on the driveway. He was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul but died on Christmas.

Rohwer joined St. Thomas in 2008 after 22 years in the Health and Physical Education Department at Bethel University,

Dr. Dan Carey

Carey was in a car accident in February 2010, and a CT scan to check for injuries revealed he was suffering from a malignant brain tumor. The university community followed his progress via “Caring Bridge.”

After a six-year minor league baseball career, he joined the St. Thomas Health and Human Performance Department in 1988 and received his doctorate in kinesiology in 1996.

Carey was an advocate of encouraging sensible, lifelong weight control and exercise. At St. Thomas he was involved with exercise programs that were promoted by Human Resources and the Wellness Center.