Anthony Loehr, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Anthony Loehr

M.D., F.A.C.S.

In Memoriam

Dr. Anthony Loehr, who joined the Eastern Oklahoma Ear, Nose and Throat team in 1979, passed away on January 28, 2024. He had an unending devotion to his practice of medicine and dedicated his life to his patients.

Dr. Loehr attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before transferring to the University of Oklahoma to attend the accelerated pre-med program. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1971. Dr. Loehr interned at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle, Washington. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Colorado in Denver in 1976. He returned to Oklahoma in 1977 and he practiced medicine there for over 46 years.

Dr. Loehr loved his time in the operating room and clinic, especially treating trauma patients and complex cases. He had a passion for fitness and healthy living, particularly tennis, biking, running and finding the best turkey burger in town. He had a serious sweet tooth for oatmeal cookies and always had a pocket full of hard candies. He was an avid outdoorsman and athlete whose accomplishments included running the New York City Marathon, the Pikes Peak Marathon and climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State.

Dr. Loehr was admired by his peers and known to many as the often quiet and stoic presence in any room. His wisdom and deep knowledge of medicine will be missed by many. He had a huge heart that endured devastating heartbreak with the death of his daughter, Gabriella.

Dr. Loehr was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patricia Oeltjen; and daughter, Marleny Gabriella Loehr. He is survived by his daughters, Allison Loehr and Erica Loehr, and son, Tanner Loehr. He is also survived by his stepmother, Nancy Loehr, of Miami, Oklahoma; uncle, Ronnie Loehr, of Canon City, Colorado; brother, John Loehr and his wife, Renee, of Ronan, Montana; brother, Randy Loehr and his wife, Debbie, of Paris, Texas; and many beloved extended family members.

Dr. Loehr was buried at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.