Paul Henry ROHE

Paul Henry ROHE

Male 1926 - 2019

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All

  • Name  Paul Henry ROHE  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  1 May 1926  Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 Sep 2019  [5
    Person ID  I7224  Munro
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2019 

    Father  Winfred Karl ROHE,   b. 1 Nov 1893, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1955, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annabelle Ruth MONROE,   b. 27 Oct 1888, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1965, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jul 1925  Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2837  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Margaret BRINKLEY,   b. 3 Jan 1928, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2011 
    Married  25 Jun 1950  Bellefontaine, Logan Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Paul and Mary were married at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
    Children 
    >1. Living
    >2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified  5 May 2011 
    Family ID  F2836  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • **********
      iThe 60th wedding anniversary of Paul and Mary Rohe was celebrated on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Morristown, Tennessee. The reception, hosted by church friends, was attended by family, friends, and the community.

      Paul and Mary, both natives of central Ohio, met at Ohio State University. Mary was a student nurse, and Paul was majoring in radio speech and the NROTC. They graduated in 1949, and were married on June 25, 1950 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

      After the birth of their first two children, John and Jeffrey, Paul went back on active duty in the Navy for 3 years. They lived in Washington, DC for 9 months after which Paul was assigned as Assistant Naval intelligence Officer on the COMNAVPHIL Staff at the US Naval Station, Sangley Point, Philippines. They lived there for 2 1/4 years, and their daughter Kathryn was born there. Back in Columbus, Ohio, after active duty, two more sons, Steven and Michael, were born. Paul then retired from the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander.

      Paul was employed by the Jeffrey Manufacturing Company in Engineering and Sales, and in 1973 he and his family were transferred to Morristown, Tennessee as part of the Chain Division. Thus began their new life in the South.

      Mary was employed by a local hospital as a Registered Nurse Supervisor, and Paul continued in his spare time as a Boy Scout leader, rising to District Commissioner. Their younger children, Kathryn, Steven, and Michael, led them into the life of the local theater guild. They all acted and volunteered in a number of dramas, musicals, and comedies.

      Paul and Mary heard about the Scottish Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain, N.C., and went for the first time in 1974. They became members of the Clan Munro Association (USA) in 1976. They visited the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, and eventually became the sponsor of a Clan Munro Tent in 1988. They also joined the Scottish Society of Knoxville (TN). In 1992, they went to their first Annual General Meeting (fortunately it was in Scotland), and have attended every AGM since then. The Rohe's children have also been active in CMA-USA with Steven playing the bagpipes. In addition Michael's wife, Rhonda, Jeffrey and Michael have played their guitars at gatherings. Paul has served on the Board of Directors for 2 years, and Michael is currently on the Board.

      Boating, was another interest, developed after Steven and Michael learned to sail in the Boy Scouts. Mary bought a 17-ft racing dingy, one of the famous Thistles, designed and built by a Scot. They joined the Cherokee Lake Sailing Club, racing for 20 years. Paul now has his second 26-ft cabin cruiser, powered by a huge truck engine.

      Their love for international travel began in the Navy with trips to the Philippines, China, Guam, and Hawaii. Since then they have been to the British Isles 4 times, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Egypt, Panama, Mexico, Canada, and Alaska. Their 60 years have been exciting, fun, rewarding and pleasurable.

      Besides 5 children, Mary and Paul have 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Now, their principal joint hobby is making wine from their blackberries and grapes. In addition to being tireless workers in CMA-USA as tent hosts, Paul and Mary were honored as volunteers for the year 2009 by the local United Way./i

      ("Rohe 60th Anniversary" - Eagle Flyer - Spring 2011 - Editor: Margaret Bardin)
      **********

      Paul received a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. As of 1997, He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 28 years. Five years were spent on active duty, part of which time he served at COM NAV PHIL in the Philippines.

      In 1997, he passed the 45 year mark working for Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, the same company that his grandfather, William James Monroe, worked for. He was living in Morristown, Tennessee with his wife and granddaughter, Sonya.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Rohe, Jeffrey David
      Rohe, Kathryn Mary
      Rohe, Michael James
      Rohe, Steven Lawrence

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Rohe, Paul H. - letter dated 2 Mar 1997

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S321] Clan Munro files - Bardin, Margaret, Margaret Bardin, "Eagle Flyer" - Spring 2011 - Editor: Margaret Bardin (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S157] Clan Munro files - Rohe, Jeffrey David, Jeffrey David Rohe, Membership application for Jeff Rohe dated 9 Feb 2002 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S139] Clan Munro files - Rohe, Kathryn M., Kathryn M. Rohe, Membership application for Kathryn Rohe dated 29 Dec 2001 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S177] Clan Munro files - Rohe, Michael James, Michael James Rohe, Membership application for Michael James Rohe dated 31 Ma r 2002 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1110] Obituary (Alder Funeral Home) Sep 2019.