Obituary Details

William James Rohrer

October 2, 1918 - November 21, 2013

Birthplace & Residence

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Funeral

Location:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church
Date:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Pennisula Memorial Park
Date:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

William James Rohrer went to Our Lord on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the age of 95.

He was born on October 2, 1918 in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

At the age of 20, he joined the US Army. He fought in World War II. After discharge, he went to and graduated from Youngstown University.

In 1963, he moved to Newport News, Virginia, to work at The Newport News Shipyard, from which he retired.

He was a devout Catholic where he attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for 42 years.

William was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Evans Rohrer. He is survived by his son, Bill and wife, Vicky, of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Lou Ann Thompson and husband, Monty, of Christiansburg, VA; grandchildren, Olivia and Lucy Rohrer, of Raleigh, NC, Ellie Thompson of Christiansburg, VA, step-grandchildren: Chelsey Woodrum of Greenville, NC; Tyler and Erin Woodrum, of Winston-Salem, NC.

Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News, VA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11am.

Graveside service will take place with military honors at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, VA at 12:30pm following the funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or at hospiceofwake.org.
Posted by:
M Jones
Posted on:
December 6, 2013
I am sorry for your loss; please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find some comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection(Acts 24:15)for those who have fallen asleep in death.-John 5:28,29. Until then may Jehovah God grant you peace and comfort, during this time of sorrow.- Matthew 5:4.
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church
100 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601
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Pennisula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
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