Robert K. “Bob” Rohrer, 76, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, died peacefully surrounded by his family and went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 23, 2007, at the Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Oscar O. and Edith Shue Rohrer. In his early years Bob worked with his father operating the family flower business, the former Rohrers Greenhouse, located in Manheim.
He then was employed for ten years for the former Raymark Industries in Manheim and most recently worked for twelve years at Weis Markets Manheim until his retirement. He was the loving husband of Jean Wagner Rohrer and they observed their 56th wedding anniversary in October of last year. Bob was a member of Calvary Church Lancaster.
Earlier in his life, with his wife’s help, they started the Grace Brethren Church of Lancaster and the Grace Brethren Church of Manheim. They were members of the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz for twenty-five years.
A vocal enthusiast who shared a joy of singing, Bob was a member of the Gospel Four Quartet and sang at over one hundred weddings. He volunteered his time at the Lititz Christian School and at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, working with the sound and video in the Hoffer Auditorium and with many gardening projects.
Bob had a keen interest and love of Kite Flying and started a Kite Flying Club at the Retirement Community. He was also a member of the Stiegel Roses Senior Citizens Group Manheim.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, David A. husband of Kristina B. Rohrer of Arcanum, Ohio, Michael A., husband of Becky L. Rohrer of Princess Anne, Maryland, six grandchildren, Michelle Wright, Jonathan Rohrer, Aaron Rohrer, Adam Rohrer, Amanda Rohrer, Denise Rohrer, four great grandchildren, two sisters, Darlene wife of David Creighton of Lancaster, and Janice wife of Jay Martin of Manheim.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 27, 2007. To send the family a message of condolence, log onto www.buchfuneral.com