Richard Henry Rochin (1941 - 2017)

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Richard Henry Rochin died peacefully in his home on Nov. 28, 2017, in Eagle River, Alaska, at the age of 76.
Richard is survived by his children, Carol Hayes and Jamie Butler; his siblings, Robert Rochin and Delores Walker; and his 10 beloved grandchildren.
Richard was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Livermore, Calif., to his parents Lupe and Betty Rochin. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1960 as the class president and valedictorian. Richard would've liked us to include that he was a star athlete in football, baseball, basketball and swimming. He would be the first one to admit there was not anything he couldn't do when it came to sports. He served time in the United States Army before meeting the love of his life. He married Mary Rochin on Feb. 4, 1967. After moving to Alaska, he began working for Enstar Natural Gas, where he retried as the lead welder.
Richard was a well-known baseball and basketball coach in the Eagle River community. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and hardly ever missed a sports game on television. He was a generous and passionate individual who loved his family and was always willing to give the shirt of his back. Richard was known for his humor, witty sayings and life advice. He loved to make people smile and would go to great lengths to make his family happy.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2017, with a reception to follow, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Eagle River, Alaska. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Richard's life.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Home.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 5, 2017