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Theodore “Ted” W. Rohman, age 89, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at MaineGeneral Medical Center-Thayer Campus, Waterville. He was born in Smyrna, DE on June 26, 1922, a son of the late William and Anna (Bishof) Rohman.
Mr. Rohman was a graduate of John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna, DE and was a US Navy Veteran of 25 years, serving in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean during World War II and in the early Cold War years. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following his time in the Navy, he worked 20 years for the State of Maine, retiring from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Mr. Rohman was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Augusta. He spent his retirement years following his favorite New England sports teams and enjoyed photography, reading, word and board games, traveling throughout New England, the Maritimes and visiting Prince Edward Island, as well as spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his four sisters: Margaret McCoy, Agnes Meredith, Elsie Shiebel and Annabelle Castiglione.
Mr. Rohman is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia (Mood) Rohman of Hallowell. They were married on September 22nd, 1943 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clayton, DE; eight sons: Theodore Rohman and his wife Marsha of Waterville, John Rohman and his wife Lynda of Bangor, James Rohman of Waterville, Robert Stephen Rohman and his wife Christine of Portland, Peter Rohman and his wife Marian of Cortez, CO, Joseph Patrick Rohman and his wife Diane of Auburn, Kenneth David Rohman and his wife Venessa of Topsham and Mark Andrew Rohman and his wife Merrilee of Augusta; four daughters: Mary Gilman and her husband Owen of Wayne, PA, Alice Rohman and her husband Roger Carpentter of Farmingdale, Susan Kathleen Corbett and her husband Michael of Hallowell, and Elizabeth Littlefield and her husband Paul of Wells; twenty grandchildren, five great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Monday, October 3rd at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Western Ave., Manchester.
Those who desire may make donations in Mr. Rohman’s memory to: St. Michael School, 56 Sewell St., Augusta, ME 04330.