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David Gerard Kuehr-McLaren

April 22, 1962 - January 03, 2023

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Obituary For David Gerard Kuehr-McLaren

David Kuehr-McLaren, 60 of Apex, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023.

David was born April 22, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Holy Spirit grade school
and Warren Central High School. He earned his degree in Computer Science with a minor in
Theater from Indiana University in 1987. He worked for IBM for 32 years, and most recently held the title of Senior Security Architect. Over the course of his career, he was named Inventor on more than 19 security patents in the US and abroad.

David was an avid amateur magician with a passion for the theater, and enjoyed collecting
magic tricks, stamps, pint glasses, figurines, coasters, and board games that he could share
with his family. He was a proud volunteer at each of his five childrens’ schools, as well as their scout troops and swim teams. His love for travel brought him to five continents and dozens of countries where he took hundreds of photos, mostly of lamp posts. He joined the St. Mary
Magdalene Catholic Church parish early in its establishment.

David was the son of the late Raymond and Patricia Kuehr. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children Mabel, Henry, Rose, Alice, and Grace Kuehr-McLaren. He is survived by his six siblings Jeanne Ann Lausten, Rosanne Bordenkecher (Steve), Steven Kuehr (Stephanie),
Jeffrey Kuehr (Laurel), Kevin Kuehr (Kathleen), and Geralyn Koehler (Mike). He is also survived by his former wife, Isabel McLaren, as well as a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends.

The Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 12, at St. Mary Magdalene followed by a celebration of life at Apex Senior Center, 63 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502 on the first floor. This will take place immediately following the service and conclude at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests a donation in his name to the Food Bank of Central and
Eastern North Carolina
.

Services

12 Jan

Mass

11:00 AM

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church 6280 Apex Barbecue Rd. Apex, NC 27502 Get Directions »
12 Jan

Celebration of Life Service

12:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Apex Senior Center 63 Hunter Street Apex, NC 27502 Get Directions »
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  • 01/12/2023

    I first met David when he was a co-op at IBM working on NetView with me. He was part of our regular lunch crew who joked with each other daily, and I miss that. David was a true friend. We drifted apart as our jobs changed, but we would still chat online from time to time and last got together for a lunch a few years ago before the covid pandemic. I found out about David's passing this morning, and I am saddened and stunned. It was a great pleasure to know and be friends with David. I will miss him. My sincere condolences to David's family. RIP David, you were top-notch.

  • 01/12/2023

    Dave was one of the truly good souls that I have had the honor to know. I knew Dave in his early years with IBM and he was part of a special circle of friends at IBM for me. I will miss Dave - his smile and laugh and his good nature. Thank you Dave for your presence in my life. Good luck and Godspeed!

  • 01/12/2023

    David KM worked for me when I managed the IBM Security Architecture team. It was a blessing getting to know and work with him. God's peace.

  • 01/12/2023

    I had the privilege of working with David at IBM over the years. He was always helpful and took the time to explain the technical aspects of the problem to me so I could effectively deal with our customers' frustrations. I know DKM was well-respected and well-liked by many IBMers. He will be sorely missed by his IBM family. My thoughts are with his personal family at this time and I wish them all peace during this difficult time.

  • 01/11/2023

    Our heart goes out to the Kuehr and McLaren families upon David's passing. David was such an accomplished person but most importantly a beautiful soul. It was an honor to be one of his many Kuehr cousins and I feel lucky to have stayed connected with him and all of his beautiful family via Facebook through all of the years. Praying for all of you. Mary Jo Kuehr Moyer, John Moyer, and Family

  • 01/11/2023

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with David a number of times over the years as a customer at HealthNow New York. He will be sorely missed. John Weisbeck

  • 01/11/2023

    I met David (DKM) through IBM when he was engaged to assist with a project. What a professional and interesting man - that was my first impression. He really knows his stuff. Funny note: DKM was on a video call with a customer and I had to laugh as the lighting was coming from behind him so to everyone on the call, he looked like he was in witness protection. I took a picture and sent it to him as his fellow IBMers thought it was the best demo by an unknown named person ever! David is appreciated by so many at IBM. He will be missed for his personality, his expertise and his kindness. Prayers for David's family and friends who knew him best.

  • 01/11/2023

    I had the privilege of getting to know David and work with him here at IBM. He was such a great guy and always willing to find the time to help. My deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

  • 01/11/2023

    Growing up across the street the Kuehr family's impact on my family is immeasurable. David from an early age had a unique personality and a passion for the underdog. I cherish our childhood memories and My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kuehr family.

  • 01/10/2023

    Our sincere condolences to the Kuehr-McLaren family. RIP David. Rob and Patty Rash

  • 01/10/2023

    David was a cherished friend and colleague and he will be missed by each and everyone he touched in his lifetime. My whole heartily condolences- Lanness Robinson.

  • 01/10/2023

    "DKM" was one of the best people I ever worked with. A generous, intelligent mentor and colleague at work, and a funny co-conspirator away from it. He'll be so very missed by so very many.

  • 01/10/2023

    My deepest condolences to David's family. I want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am very sorry for your loss and I pray for your courage and peace to get through this difficult time. David is my first mentor in IBM, he is a well-respected advisor and domain expert. David will be remembered and missed by many IBMers and customers that he helped.

  • 01/10/2023

    My memories with David were from Grade school, Junior High and High School. We shared similar school activities and we all hung out together. From age 19 and on we lost touch and that's on me. As I read his achievements as an employee of IBM, as a husband and father and as a person, I am proud to have known him. It breaks my heart to know his wife and children have lost someone with such a good soul who is irreplaceable. I will pray for the survivors in his family. Prayers to the family.

  • 01/09/2023

    On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 316, we offer our deepest sympathies. David was deeply involved with our troop and was always there to offer a healing hand and guidance to the boys. May he rest in peace and watch over all of us until we meet again.

  • 01/09/2023

    My deepest condolences and those of my family for David's family. I knew David for over 20 years and deeply respected him and thoroughly enjoyed his company. I am still stunned and saddened at this sudden death at such a relatively young age. I feel a void at this loss but I still smile when I think of his humor and the times we were together. He will be remembered.

  • 01/09/2023

    David was not only a colleague, but also a friend. David was a role model and I will miss him deeply.

  • 01/09/2023

    With deepest condolences to the Kuehr-McLaren family. I was privileged to work with David over the last 10 years and he will always be remembered.

  • 01/08/2023

    I'll miss our FB messages. I miss our conversations when we were both college students, especially the ones just after your Dad, Uncle Bud) died. He left this world quickly just like you. I know that he and Aunt Pat are so happy to see you! Tell your Aunt Jo and Uncle Don " hello" for me.

  • 01/08/2023

    Praying for my cousins during this hard time. Big hugs from across the miles. Doug & Karen Dewar

  • 01/08/2023

    Some of my earliest memories are of David. He always said he didn't remember, but we rode in the same carpool to Kindergarten and blew kisses to each other before going in the classroom. The first time my mother let me walk by me self was to his birthday party. We went to different grade schools, but met up again at Woodview Junior high and remained good friends through high school ( choir and drama ) and college ( he started with me at Purdue). My heart is broken.

  • 01/08/2023

    May your soul fly free, David. Rest in eternal peace.

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