Michael Rohde (October 09, 1920 - May 19, 2010)

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Michael Rohde
  • October 09, 1920
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  • May 19, 2010

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Michael A. Rohde, 89, of Edgewater died peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at his daughter’s home.  Michael was born October 9, 1920 in Galeton, Pennsylvania.  He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Army Air Force.  He had a distinguished 35 year professional career at the Rochester Gas & Electric.  Michael’s life exemplified caring and service to his fellow man through countless hours of helping others.  He was forceful in his convictions and often took on causes to promote justice and fairness.  Michael was a devoted husband and father to his family and left lasting memories of life’s lessons with his children.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion after 58 years of marriage and his grandson, Jimmy his favorite fishing buddy.  Michael is survived by his devoted children, Michael S. and Nancy Rohde of Meriden, CT, Terry and Tana Rohde of Denver, CO, Richard and Charmane Rohde, of Denver, CO, and Pat Gratzer of Edgewater, FL; four loving grandchildren, two adored great grandchildren and his close friend, “Southern Belle” Virginia Roche.  A celebration of Michael’s life will be held 4:00PM, Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Magnolia Village Clubhouse, 1830 Old Mission Road, Edgewater. 

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  1. Joyce Kochan Patti says:
    04 Jun 2010
    My condolences to your family in your loss. MIke was the favorite uncle. I remember the good times we had as children visiting Rochester. Mike's sisters adored him and he was really good to them. Sad to think that generation has passed on. Joyce

  2. Jo-Ann & Bob Amantea says:
    24 May 2010
    Dear Mike, Nancy and family:
    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and the family on the loss of your dad and grandfather. You are all so lucky to have had him as long as you did. May you be comforted by the many caring thoughts of others and always remember your precious memories of your dad.

    Bob, Jo-Ann Amantea
    Meriden, ct

  3. Jim Isaac says:
    23 May 2010
    Dear Rohde Family. Please accept my concolances along with the others who knew and respected Mike Rohde. Mike stood by me when my father passed away at an early age and I was left to run the family heating business. Without his help and guidance, I seriously doubt that I would have been successful.

  4. Donald Pero says:
    23 May 2010
    Reading of Mike Rohde's passing in The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle brought back many fond memories of working with him at RG&E, sharing at St Cecilia's Church, being a neighbor and a friend. His kindness and generosity were real and personal. He designed the heating system when I built my home and it has been ahead of its' time for 50 years. I note he was still a handsome man who aged gracefully and I thank daughter Pat for her baby sitting for us. Our Prayers are with him and his family. God Bless!

  5. Laura and Chris Cochi says:
    22 May 2010
    To the Rohde Family

    Ours deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Dad. My mom and step dad were Peter and Della Bakunas. Peter died in 2002 and mom died in 2003, Dick and Bernice Briemer (mom's sister), who was your parents neighbors in Edgewater passed in 2005 and 2006, their son Jack just passed in 2009 of lung cancer. So many memories... Magnolia Village was a very nice place. Again, may your dad be at peace now. God Bless...

  6. James Van Auker says:
    22 May 2010
    Spent many happy and productive working years together at RG&E. My condolences.

  7. David Whitlock says:
    22 May 2010
    I worked at RG&E (Dave Whitlock) in the Industrial Dept., right next to Mike. What a wonderful man! I worked with him on a project to save homeowners gas money by making their furnaces "smaller". Mike was a wonderful model to try to imitate.

  8. Dominick Caruso says:
    21 May 2010
    Dear Mayor and Nancy: Both Pat and I send our prayers and best wishes. Your Dad sounds like a great man and I am sure he has reached his reward.

  9. Carol Neckermann says:
    21 May 2010
    Mike, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of your father ease your pain.

    Carol and Jim Neckermann

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