Obituary: Robert G. Roehrich, 86, of Trumbull
Robert G. Roehrich, age 86, of Trumbull, the beloved husband of Shirley Youngquist Roehrich, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Bob was born in Bridgeport on February 29, 1928 to the late Charles F. and Clara (Natzke) Roehrich and has been a lifelong area resident.
He was a graduate of Harding High School Class of 1946, and the University of Massachusetts- Stockbridge. Bob was the founder and CEO of City Line Florist in Trumbull.
He was a member and Past President of Teleflora Connecticut Unit, the Bridgeport Florist Association, Connecticut Florist Association from where he received the Florist of the Year award in 2005. Bob was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, the Germanian Schwaben Society, a member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge # 8 AF&AM, Stratford, the Pyramid Shriners, the Lafayette Consistory of the Scottish Rite, the Stratford Shrine Club, where he was past secretary, and was also a member of the Harding High School Class of ‘46 Reunion Committee.
Survivors in addition to his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of sixty-eight years Shirley, include his devoted children, Carl Roehrich and his wife Teresa of Huntington, Linda Sforza and her husband John, and Susan Palazzo, all of Trumbull, his cherished grandchildren, Sean Sforza, Brad Sforza, Eric Sforza and his fiancé Jess Eyles, Carl Roehrich, Carla Flynn and her husband Will, Michael Palazzo and Meghan McGill, Nicole Palazzo, Sarah Sforza, Victoria Roehrich, and Robert Roehrich, son-in-law Robert Palazzo, a brother William Roehrich of L.I., NY, several nieces and nephews, his faithful dog Lulu, his loyal employees at City Line Florist, and Francine.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by a brother Carl.
Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, January 8th at 11 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, and at 12 Noon in Trinity Episcopal Church, Nichols, with the Rev. Ellen Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in Nichols Village Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.
In lieu of donations those desiring, may celebrate Bob’s life with flowers.
For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com.