Beloved husband, father and grandfather, William T. "Bill" Rohrbach, 76, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita Hospital, Lima.
He was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Tiffin, to Henry R. and Clara (Miller) Rohrbach. He married Melba Keiffer in June 1956, they later divorced and she preceded him in death Jan. 24, 1970. He married Sue Elaine Smith Dec. 16, 1963, in Monroe, Mich., and she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2004.
Survivors include son, Alex J. Rohrbach of Tiffin; three daughters, Michele (Don) Brown of Napoleon and Melissa (Rick) Jameson and Melinda Roof, both of Tiffin; 12 grandchildren, Shannon (Nick) Bowman, Bailey and Luke Jameson, Alexa and Michael Rohrbach, twins, Andrew and Danielle Rohrbach, and Beth Roof, all of Tiffin, and Greg (Lisa) Brown and Laurie (Chris) Imhoof, both of Napoleon, Brian Brown of California, and Dylan (Sarah) Brown of Columbus; and nine great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; son, Eric E. Rohrbach on Jan. 14 2009; and three brothers, Charles, Robert and Eugene Rohrbach.
Bill graduated in 1954 from Calvert High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin. While in high school during the 1953-1954 basketball season he scored 54 points during one game, which is currently the most points scored in one game. He had 691 points that season and 1,530 points for his career; which was the most varsity career points ever scored. He was a member of the Bricklayers Local No. 46 for more than 50 years and was owner and operator of Charlie's Cycle Sales, Tiffin, for more than 25 years. He also was a member of AMVETS Post No. 48, Eagles Club No. 402 and the Sportsman Club, Fostoria. He was an instructor for Lake Erie No. 46 Apprenticeship Program from 1988-2003 and was also an Eagle Scout. Bill was famous for his sauerkraut and enjoyed gardening, watching his grandkids sporting events and was a pet lover; he especially loved his cats.
His Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.
Friends may visit with the family 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Hoffmann-
Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Catholic Schools or the Humane Society of Seneca County.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.