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.



  1. {{{hugs}}}

    Robert sounds like a very special person. You are really fortunate to have had him as a part of you journey... and I don't doubt he felt the same about you and your friendship, JoAnn..

  2. Special Thoughts for you and Bob's family... what a wonderful friend you were to him......

  3. That was a lovely tribute for your friend. I know you will be missing him. Lots of Love and Hugs!

  4. Sorry for you loss, you made a wonderful friend and you made a difference in his life :o)

  5. I'm so sorry, Joann. I think you mentioned him before. What a dear friend he was; I can imagine your and his family's loss :(


  6. sorry for your loss but what a lovely tribute to him and it just goes to show friendships have no age boundaries!!

  7. My sympathies and condolences, Joann. You have lost a dear friend, but at least he is no longer suffering with the disabilities that a stroke can bring

  8. I know you will miss your friend. I'm sorry for your loss!

  9. I'm so sorry you lost your friend Joann. It sounds like he was a treasure - my heart goes out to you and his family.

  10. So sorry for the loss to you and his family. I'm sure you were a blessing to both Bob & his wife.

  11. Thank you Joann for giving us the pleasure of meeting Bob as well. He sounded a very nice man and what a good friend you were to him and his wife..God bless him and his family and friends.
    Love Sybil x

  12. Such a wonderful friendship you made. The memories of it will carry you through this sad time.

  13. I'm so sorry for your loss Joan. I too have befriended an elderly 92year old neighbour, who lives alone. Although we are not related I fear for when his time comes. I have grown quite close to him since his beloved wife died a few years ago.
    I know you will miss your dear friend but gather all those good memories around you of him so that you can remember him with the same lovely smile he had, looking at his photo above.
    God bless him!
    Jeanie x

  14. Sorry for your loss my Dear Friend

  15. This tribute shows your big heart as well as his.

  16. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Joann. Take care. (((HUGS)))

  17. Dear Joann,
    My Condolences with the loss of your dear friend...
    you have such a big heart
    p.s. thank you for your comment..I had family issues that I had to deal with.I did not know you had commented.. thanks! please come back and comment! love, natalie


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