Erick E. “Bud” Rohde Jr., 67, of North Ridgeville, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his cats that he loved. He was born in Cleveland, grew up in Brook Park and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for the past 40 years, moving from Fairview Park.
Mr. Rohde graduated from Midpark High School, class of 1964, Tri-C and Lakeland Community College. He served in the U.S. Army. Erick worked as a an engineer for Ohio Bell for 30 years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in North Ridgeville, American Legion Post 211 in Avon Lake and VFW Post 7035 in Avon. In his free time he enjoyed boating on Lake Erie, fishing, visiting wineries and taking care of his pets.
Survivors include his mother, Lisa Rohde of North Olmsted; father, Erick Sr. of Lakewood; brothers, Dr. Ron (Marianna) of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Don (Karen) of Strongsville; several nieces, nephews, great-niece; sisters-in-law, Joan (Jim) Remy of North Ridgeville, Mary Ann (Jim) Fay of Fairview Park; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Ellie) Wysocki of New Port Ritchie, Florida, Karl Wysocki of Acworth, Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Noreen (nee Wysocki) in 2010.
Services will be private.
Inurnment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Memorial Fund, 35777 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
Arrangements by Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, North Ridgeville.