608 S. Old Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063
Ph: (610) 876-4213
Dear Joanne and Rohana Family,
I was in Arizona when I heard that Pete had passed. I just wanted you to now that I think of you and Pete nearly every day and it truly made me sad when I heard the news. Over the years, you and Pete came to be frends of mine. His kind nature will for alway be a pleasant memory.
I will never forget the two of you. I knew Pete as a warm and caring person and God knows we need more people like in the work today. Why he was taken so early will allways be a mistery..I hope and pray that God will help you to make a new life.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pam and Ben Minardi
I am truly sorry to learn of Pete's passing. Having known Pete for years through Widener University, he was a perfect example of a "good guy". As a young coach, he treated me with respect, he always wanted to know about my teams and how I was. Words cannot fully explain how much I appreciated his encouragement and kind words. I always looked forward to seeing him.
With sincere condolences,
Former Men's Soccer Coach
On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. On May 1, 2022, the Alumni Association will remember Pete at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline's Church in Ridley Park. May he rest in peace!
I have known Pete for over 50 years played football with him for St. James and worked on our St. James Class of 62 Reunion committee. Pete was a hard worker and driving force for keeping our class together at our reunions during the course of the decades since we graduated. He was always organized and was always generous with his time and sharing his skills and facilities with our team. He was able to balance his work life with the many requests for his time and attention on the many organizations who solicited his participation with their efforts. He helped many organizations with his vision and hard work and one of the beneficiaries of his hard work was the St. James Alumni. Pete was a major enabler in working with the Alumni officers to help secure the current Dog House as a home for the Alumni and all of our memorabilia.
Pete was never one to seek recognition for his activities so we must take this time to say Thank you for all that you have done for our class, the alumni and our communities that you served. You will be missed and we ask God to grant you His eternal Peace.
Sam Lewis STJ 1962 Class President
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Rohana’s passing. He was truly a remarkable father, grandfather, husband and community member. I met him through my sister’s (Erin)best friend, Meri, 35 years ago, when I was 12!!
We met many times in my life because of my dad’s and sister’s kinship/affiliation. He was always so kind and curious and direct and sharp with me, even though I was not so relevant. He actually made me feel special and took interest in me as a sister of a daughter’s friend! Haha! Later in my life, He extended his generosity to my family by inviting us to his beach house and he took us in as one of his own while we were there. We all had a job, a role, a privilege and an order. I was initially quizzical about his demand for structure but later found it endearing that he valued family contribution and cohesiveness so much that he prioritized the order. And guess what? Our family stay became a special memory of what a loving and committed family can look like. I never forgot about Pete’s dedication to his family and found it inspiring. I have a few memories of his specific, rare, genuine dedication.
I was always amazed by his love and devotion to his daughters and grandkids. His values were beyond the pail.
I’m saddened by his loss in this world because I understand the huge imprint he left on so many peoples’ lives. He was truly remarkable man and his presence in this world will be sorely missed. I do believe he has a beautiful life after death and that he will go to an embracing, light place….but the loss of him on this earth will be felt tremendously.
I’m so sorry: Joanne, Nicole, Meri, Justin, Henry and Louisa (and all extended Rohana family members) for your loss. Words cannot do justice to how painful losing this great man will be. He has inspired so many and he lived a full, contented, beautiful life because of his charismatic spirit and because of the love he had for his family. Rest In Peace, Peter Rohana, and may your valued life be an inspiration to us all.
Peter was a kind man whom I met on a few occasions in governmental and solicitor matters. I was a far younger attorney. We found was to set aside our differences and work with our clients to a satisfactory conclusion. He was aways the consummate gentleman and professional. A pleasure to have known and worked with him. He was the type of lawyer that made you want to meet other lawyers and expand your personal and professional affiliations. Scholar. Stalwart. Friend. Jurist. To the end. Andrew Edelberg Esquire
My husband and I were extremely saddened to hear about Pete's death. We have known him since we were 17 years old, double dated with his first wife, Karen, and Pete was in our wedding, September,1966. We always had fun together and enjoyed being in each other's company. Of course life changes so much and since our son's death we now live in Georgia with our youngest son. Therefore, we have not seen him in many years but we shared many memories through the years.Once thing I remember is when we were at his shore home and cooked an Italian meal, Pete asked me how do I test the pasta & before I could answer he said throw it against the wall and see if it sticks? LOL It sounds corny but has always stuck with me.He was kind and a good Father to his daughters, Meri & Nicole. He loved them very much and they had a very close relationship. The girls were dedicated to him and shared many good memories. Our deepest sympathy & prayers to the Family.. Dom & Kathy Santangelo
I had the good fortune to know Pete for about 37 years. During those years we played a tremendous amount of tennis and golf together. We usually ate dinner together after the golf outings. My wife Judy and I got together with Pete and Joanne many times for dinner and other occasions. Pete was one of the most outstanding persons that I have known and I learned a lot from him. We had so many wonderful times together. He was truly a great friend. I will miss him immensely.
I can’t even wrap my head around Pete being gone. I keep thinking he will walk through the office door and announce that he is there! I will miss him very much. I have known Pete 30 years. He was generous, kind, super knowledgeable, funny and caring. I have so many memories of office birthday parties, office picnics, and Christmas dinners that we all did together, as well as many our kids’ graduations and weddings. Pete always had a smile to share and an ear to lend as he was a very good listener. He would share his words of wisdom if you asked. He truly cared about his work family as much as his own. My heart aches for his wife Joanne and his daughters, Meri and Nicole as well as the rest of his family. I pray their memories of Pete help ease their heartache. Pete truly was a great man. Rest In Peace Pete.
On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. On May 1, 2022, the Alumni Association will remember Pete at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline's Church. May he rest in peace!