on September 9, 2013 - 8:44 PM
Nov. 6, 1921 – Sept. 8, 2013
George E. Rohan, of the Town of Tonawanda, a World War II veteran and a retired staffer at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, died Sunday in St. Francis Nursing Home, Williamsville. He was 91.
Born in Catlin, between Watkins Glen and Elmira, he served in the Army Air Forces in World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the Pacific, attaining the rank of sergeant.
After the war, Mr. Rohan worked as a transfer agent at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, retiring in the mid-1980s.
He was a member of the Civil Service Employees Association, St. Amelia Catholic Church and St. Amelia’s Seniors.
He also was a 40-year member of Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, American Legion.
He held a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying, traveling and gardening.
His first wife, Maryanne Johnson Rohan, died in 1973. He married the former Barbara Schuster in 1976. She died in 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Laurel Volkenner and Judith Ramirez, and three sisters, Alice Reynolds, Monta Rohan and Katherine Olszowy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Amelia Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.