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William E. Rohrback

July 29, 1947 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 72)

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William E. Rohrback, 72, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on March 8, 2020.  Born on July 29, 1947 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Leverne and Margaret (Lyall) Rohrback.  On August 23, 1986, Bill, as he was known, married Susan Pavis.

Bill was a lifelong area resident and attended local schools.  He proudly served in the United States Navy, during the Vietnam War, from July 31, 1964, until his honorable discharge on July 30, 1970. Bill worked as a manager for the former B-Kwik gas stations and then became a salesman for the Utica Club, Wine Merchants and retired from Enviro-Care. He and Mrs. Rohrback were members and communicants of St. Mary of the Cataract Church. Bill was an avid sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by children, William R. "Bill" (Kelly) Rohrback and Melissa (Jason) Garlinger; grandson, Jacob; sister, Mary Lou (late Jean) Jerge; his baby/doggie, Gini and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 11th from 3-7 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.  Prayers of committal and entombment, concluding with Navy Military Honors, on Thursday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the mausoleum chapel of Gate of Heaven Cemetery, with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating.  Family and friends invited. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to a veterans charity of ones choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander.  Share condolences and view his tribute video at


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March 11, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Otto Redanz Funeral Home
2215 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Prayer Service
March 12, 2020

10:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Lewiston, NY


Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Lewiston, NY


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