Saturday, February 26, 2011

Robert Roy Rohde

July 5, 1930 ~ February 5, 2011

This was my good friend, Bob.

I met Bob at the local high school football games, about 10 years ago, or so. We both worked the football games, and each September, I looked forward to seeing Bob, again. He was a person that everyone loved and respected.

Bob, his wife, and I would meet at the steakhouse, where my son worked at the time, for dinner and talk for hours.

After Bob, had a stroke, he looked forward to coming back to work the field, again, to see everyone.... but with Bob's deteriorating health, that never happened.

Over the next few years we actually become closer friends... I would pick him and his wife up and take them grocery shopping, out to dinner, to the bank or whatever they needed.

Later, when Bob couldn't get out anymore, I would just come and visit, and bring Bob his favorite goodies.... mostly maple bars from the local donut shop, but he loved my pot roast, and pumpkin pie too.

But a massive stroke finally took my friend away earlier this month, and I miss him tremendously.

Bob was a very good man. At his service I got to meet the rest of his family... his daughters and their families. They were all wonderful. And my prayers are with them for comfort in their loss.