Richard Rohrbach
Short Funeral Services Inc - Georgetown Chapel
609 E Market St
Georgetown, DE

Richard S. Rohrbach, 68, of Milton, passed away peacefully at the Delaware

Hospice Center on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Mr. Rohrbach was born on June 5, 1948, to the late Sealos H. and Betty (Rhoads) Rohrbach in Reading, Pa.

He retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the US Navy after 25 years. He also worked at SCI Graterford for 25 years, then an additional 13 years at SCI in Georgetown.

Rich was a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church and enjoyed helping at the soup kitchen. He was a member of the Tin Can Soldiers, who he served with on the USS Rich. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28, and the VFW Post 6984, as well as a Civil War Buff.

He enjoyed going to the beach and he loved spending time with his grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda, and son-in-law, J. Keith Freese.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy (Hubbard) Rohrbach; children: Lori Freese and Gregory, Beth (Matt) Tsakonas, Mandy (John) Baum, Kimberly (Paul) Jacko and Bryan (Michelle) Phillips; brother, Eugene Rohrbach; sister, Ruth Anne Good; and 14 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, Del. 19947, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veteran's Cemetery in Millsboro.

Flowers are accepted or donations in Rich's memory can be made to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandra Pike, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076, or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot's Way, Milford, Del. 19963.

Published by Reading Eagle on Nov. 26, 2016.
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My thoughts of peace, comfort and healing go out to you Wendy and your family.
Bill Baughman
William Baughman
November 29, 2016
Marcie and I are so sorry for your loss. You and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kurt Miller
November 27, 2016
We know him as an officer of the law. A true gentleman and an example of leadership who worked his units in firm fairness. He stood a proud watch for the nation and the local community and we shall surely miss Rich.
William Wise
November 26, 2016
Rich and I served on the USS Rich from approximately 1969-1970 when we were lowly SK-3s (Petty Officer 3rd Class). He was a great shipmate, hardworking, jocular, and loyal. It was my honor to call Rich a friend and I shall miss him.
Gary Medlin
November 26, 2016
RIP Richard Prayers for the family.
Mary Mushinski
November 26, 2016
Maria Theil
November 26, 2016
It was an honor to serve with Chief Rohrbach in Philadelphia with the 8th Seabee Construction Regiment. I always valued his friendship and professionalism in the Supply Department. Rest well.
Craig Scott
November 26, 2016
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