Robert E. Rodich

Robert E. Rodich, 63, of 1228 Mohan Run, Ridgway, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 11, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born October 4, 1956 in Indianapolis, IN, son of the late Eugene Rodich and Laura (Bignell) Rodich, who survives of Fort Bille, IN.  After many family vacations to the area in his youth, Bob fell in love with the outdoors and moved to Elk County where he resided since 1978.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Scott E. Rodich (Andie) of St. Marys and his adored granddaughter, Callie.  He is also survived by his sister, Deborah Loehr (Jim) of Fishers, IN; two brothers, Donald Rodich (Mary) of Fishers, IN, and Roger Rodich (Gayle) of Bixby, OK; and by a niece, Ashley Stephenson (Tanner) and by two nephews, Connor Rodich (Jacquelynn) and Reid Rodich (Sydney).  Bob is also survived by two great nephews, several aunts and uncles, and many cousins.

While his death was unexpected, he was a long time survivor of Pulmonary Hypertension.  He participated in many drug therapy trials to help the advancement of finding a cure for this disease.

He was an avid sportsman and had great love of nature.  He was a member of both Sinnemahoning and St. Marys Sportsmen’s Clubs.  He had a true passion and gift for training his bird dogs and rebuilding muscle cars.  Bob was a hard worker and was always busy working on remodeling his home or keeping anything with a motor running.  He was a member of St. Leo’s Church.

One of his greatest joys was becoming a grandpa.  He was so proud and loved sharing stories and pictures of his precious granddaughter, Callie.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Justin Pino officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, June 15, 2020, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD  20910 (www.PHAssociation.org), or to the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), 174 Nickler Road, Emporium, PA  15834.

Bob and Donna Holjencin June 14, 2020 at 10:48 pm

Dear Scott and Andie,
You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. He was a great man who will be missed. Remember those memories.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
Your friends.

Robert J Hodge June 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm

I am soooooo sorry for your loss of Bob.
I have many fun and happy memories of hanging out at the Rodich home.
Bob and Don used to goof on me and Mercuri.
They were like our big brothers too!!
I received a lot of love form Laura and Eugene. (And yes… Merc and I called him Eugene!)
Both Bob and Don got me very interested in fixing cars.
If memory serves me…
I think Bob had a truck he rebuilt.
That gave me an interest in trucks!!
I still have one today!
I will always love the times and memories with the Rodich Family!!
Laura..
Thank you for being a second mom to many of us Chatard kids.
Deb…Don…
It’s been a few years.
Maybe we can get Roger back for a visit, and we can spend some time together??
And to Roger..
Keep in your mind, heart, and memories of what a great man your brother Bob is.
And always will be!!
Love you and all your family like they were my own.
Bobby Hodge

Richard & Edith Zameroski June 16, 2020 at 10:05 am

Neighbor down the road. Will miss shooting the bull with Bob. Good neighbor.

Weinzierl’s June 16, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Extending our most heartfelt sympathies. Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
Love,
Susie & Dave Weinzierl

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