Trond A. Myhr, 61, General Contractor

1953 - April 7, 2015
Trond A. Myhr, 1953 - April 7, 2015

Trond A. Myhr, a general contractor and master carpenter in East Hampton who had served in the Navy on nuclear submarines in the 1970s, died at his New York home on April 7. He was 61 and had had cancer for about a year.

Born in Bergen, Norway, in 1953, Mr. Myhr immigrated with his parents, Svein and Ruth Myhr, to this country as a child. He grew up in Huntington Station and learned carpentry working with his father during summers.

He attended the State University at Cortland for a time and enlisted in the Navy in 1975, spending three years based in Pearl Harbor tracking Soviet submarines in the Pacific. He returned to Long Island in 1981, pursuing a building career until last year. He was a member of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association.

Mr. Myhr is survived by his wife, Mimi Saltzman. The couple met in 2003 while taking a hike in Barcelona Woods; they were married in 2005. According to friends, Mr. Myhr said a “high point in his life” was a trip to California that he took in December with the couple’s blended family, which they compared to “The Brady Bunch.” Ms. Saltzman described her husband as “a man of strong passions and loves” who enjoyed photography, fishing, boating, hiking, and riding horses.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Myhr is survived by his mother, a brother, Glen Myhr, and a sister, Linda Myhr Lerner. He is also survived by his children and stepchildren, Sean Myhr, Bryan Myhr, Kirsten Myhr, Chloe Saltzman, and Ian Gottschalk, and four grandchildren.

Donations in his memory were suggested to the Manhattan Hematology Oncology Research Foundation, 157 East 32nd Street, 2nd floor, New York 10016. A memorial service is to be planned.