Obituary Details

John Rolfe Rothgeb

June 7, 1947 - December 2, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Funeral

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

John Rolfe Rothgeb Jr. of Raleigh, age 68 died early Wednesday morning, December 2, 2015.

John was the son of the late Gladys Berry Rothgeb and John Rolfe Rothgeb. He was a 1966 graduate of Culpepper High School in Culpepper, Virginia where he was a three letter athlete. He continued his football career at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, graduating with a B.S. in 1972. John was also a member of the Tennessee National Guard.

John was a beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Colleague and Friend, making his home in Raleigh for 33 years and retiring after a successful 40 year career with a single pharmaceutical company.

John is survived by his wife Linda L. Rothgeb, daughters Lawson Rothgeb and Leigh Rothgeb, sister Carolyn Krams of New York, and brothers Robert Rothgeb and Richard Rothgeb of Virginia.

A service of remembrance will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity John Rothgeb was passionate about, the Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate
Posted by:
Mike Hodges
Posted on:
July 23, 2018
John, or 'Bubba' as I called him, was a good friend during my youth in Roanoke and Salem. I just today found out that he had passed, and I'm so sorry. Time has passed, but I'm sure it's still difficult for Linda, Anna Lawson ('Big Al') and Leigh. We had a great bunch of friends in those days, spending hours playing tennis or cooking out at someone's apartment. And Linda cooked many a breakfast of SG&B (sausage gravy and biscuits) for the whole crew. Wonderful memories, and John was always in the middle of them. We lost touch over the years, but I've never forgotten his friendship and wise counsel many times. Rest in peace, good friend!!

Mike Hodges
Clemmons, NC. 27012
Posted by:
kayla
Posted on:
December 31, 2015
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
Posted by:
Rick Dowell
Posted on:
December 9, 2015
John was our President at Kappa Alpha Order and was a great leader, athlete and brother. He will be missed. RIP Brother Rothgeb.
Posted by:
Marc D. Newman
Posted on:
December 7, 2015
I first met John in Roanoke, VA in 1978 when we were both pharmaceutical reps. He always made me smile whenever we would see each other. He was a terrific role model for high ethos and great judgement! We both ended up working as District Managers in Raleigh when I moved to Raleigh in 1988 with Merck. We would periodically run into each other and always enjoyed sharing our experiences managing people. I am so sorry John passed away. Rest in Peace, old friend!!

Marc D. Newman
Raleigh, NC
Posted by:
Carolyn Stanley
Posted on:
December 7, 2015
We send our sincere condolences to your family. John will be remembered by
his classmates. There will be many fun memories of John during high school
We hope family and friends will comfort you during the days ahead.

blessings,

Joe and Carolyn Stanley
Posted by:
David Feaganes
Posted on:
December 6, 2015
I knew Johnny from CCHS. We played sports together and we were good friends. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
David Feaganes Class 0f "65.
Posted by:
Patsy (Gentry) Brown
Posted on:
December 5, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of John Rolfe Rothgeb
Posted by:
Duane Thompson
Posted on:
December 4, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was in school and Boy Scouts with Johnny for many years in Culpeper, before we moved away to Richmond in our Junior year. I'll always recall fondly the scout camping trips. Even on a cold autumn morning, Johnny would wade right into the water to clean up, dipping up water and splashing furiously left and right. He was always a leader on these expeditions; always sure of himself and the right actions to take in any circumstance. We also spent happy hours exploring the area we called Turtle Valley, now covered by Lake Pelham. Johnny was a strong, true friend, and he will be greatly missed. Please accept my condolences. ...Duane Thompson
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Funeral

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

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