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Edith Rohrbach



Edith Margaret Rohrbach (nee Orr), age 91, of Ocean City, formerly of Wayne for over 50 years, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

She was born in the Bronx, New York to the late Sidney and Martha Orr. Edith was raised in the Bronx having moved to Wayne, NJ in 1959. She lived in Wayne for over fifty years and in her retirement she lived in Ocean Grove for 11 years before moving to Ocean City 2 years ago.

For over 20 years she was a Crossing Guard in Wayne before retiring in 2004.

Edith was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wayne for over fifty years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star’s Mountain View Chapter 205 for over 65 years. She was also a member of the Pompton Plains Fellowship Group in Pequannock for many years.

Edith and her late husband Jack met on a blind date arranged by friends. They were married in August of 1959 in Wayne by Jack's father, Edgar.  They honeymooned in Myrtle Beach, SC before raising their family in Wayne.  

Edith was the loving wife of the late Jackson S. Rohrbach (May 1995); devoted mother of John S. Rohrbach and his wife Holly of Carmel, IN, and James S. Rohrbach and his wife Rebecca of Fort Lauderdale, FL.; cherished grandmother of Haley, Kal, Heidi, and Tarike Rohrbach.

Friends may visit with the family from 1-3 PM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A 3 PM Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the conclusion of the visitation hours.

Edith was cared for by the loving staff of the United Methodist Homes. Donations in lieu of flowers to the United Methodist Communities Foundation at 3311 State Rt. 33, Neptune, NJ 07753 would be appreciated.

Guest Book


Jim and John, We are very sorry to hear about Edith's passing. We remember her fondly and miss her interesting stories. She holds a special place in our hearts. Peggy and Mike

Peggy and Mike Garber


John & James- So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Your parent's were friends with my parents (Hobey & Peggy Lockett) for many years. It sounds like your mom led a long active life. I hope your memories brighten your days. With deepest sympathy- The Lockett Family (Wayne, NJ)

Kim Lockett


Sorry to hear about your loss. I remember visits with your mom and dad when I was little.

Lillian Darcy


Dear John and Jimmy, Your mom was so special. All those years at the United Methodist Church in Wayne she was "Mom" to so many of us. She loved everyone and made us all feel like family. She and your dad, our precious "Jack" were always part of the first family of each pastor that served the church. (How neat that they shared the same birthdate!) What a great love story. When we were directing music at the church, they would often invite Greg and me for dinner. Your mom made a killer-good homemade lasagna. At the church, they got the mail, watered all the plants and so many other chores behind the scenes which kept the church going. During my years at the church they were at the heart and soul of everything that happened @ 99 Parish Drive. So I would say about your mom as she joins your dad, "well done good and faithful servant....well done." Patti Kitchell & Family

Patti Kitchell

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