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Donald A. "Roach" Rothrauff, Jr.

Born: Sun., Aug. 12, 1956
Died: Mon., Apr. 8, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 10, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 11, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 11, 2019
Location: East Pittsburgh

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: St. John Fisher Church

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Donald A. "Roach" Rothrauff, Jr.

Of North Braddock, age 62, passed away with his family beside him on April 8, 2019.

Beloved husband of Sheila (Ferguson) Rothrauff for 38 years.

Loving father of Derek (Amanda) Rothrauff, Drew Rothrauff and Corie Rothrauff.

Cherished grandfather of Emma and Zane Rothrauff.

Adored son of Donald (Patty) Rothrauff and Esther M. (Tim) Wilson.

Dear brother of Rick (Becky) Rothrauff.

Son-in-law of Kathleen Ferguson and the late Nelson (surviving spouse, Joyce) Ferguson.

Brother-in-law of Patricia (the late Jerry) Sivy and Barb (Dom) LaGorga.

Uncle of Eric (Nicole) LaGorga, Ashley (fiancé, Derrick) LaGorga, Victoria, Gabby, and Reese Rothrauff.

Also survived by countless friends and neighbors.

Don was a proud 1979 graduate of St. Vincent College, where he was a member of both their golf and hockey teams.  St. Vincent is also where Don was introduced to the "Schlitz System," a group of friends that lasted throughout his lifetime. Don was a retired employee of Allegheny County, where he worked as a Human Resource Manager for over 37 years.  He was an avid bowler, hockey fan and golf enthusiast.  But most of all, Don loved spending his spare time with his adored grandchildren and family.

Friends welcome Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112, 412-824-8800.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, 10 a.m. at St. John Fisher Church.

Don will be laid to rest at Restland Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milestone Centers Inc., 600 Ross Ave., Pgh, PA 15221. 

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Anna Marie McMuldren
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
Shelia and Corey,

My most Heartfelt Sympathy on Don's passing.

He always had a smile on his face every time I saw him.

Love and Prayers
Anna Marie McMuldren

Peggy Snow
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear about Donnie. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers to all. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Debbie Lauth Monroe
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
I am so saddened to hear about Donnie’s passing. Such a great guy. My deepest sympathies to his wife and entire family.

Edward and Kimberly Dailey
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
May Don rest easy with the lord as he walks in the valley, watching over his dear loving family and following Emma and Zane in their path through life. Our deepest condolence for your loss to Shelia, Derek, Amanda,Drew, Cori, Ester and the rest of the Rothrauff family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all. Love Ed and Kim

Kimberly Dailey
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Dailey's.

With Deepest Sympathy Love Ed, Kim, Logan and Evan

scott wiehagen
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Donnie was i heck of a guy. Rest in peace my friend. My condolences to the family. God Bless.

Bobbi Vaccaro
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Sheila and Family
Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers.
I know your faith and trust in Gods plan will help guide you through this extremely
difficult time.
Love you all.

Jeff Harmon
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Tim and Esther,

I can't tell you how sorry I was when I read of Don's passing. May you find Peace and Comfort in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior at this time of need. God Bless you and the family.

John and Linda TharpRick
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Rick, Becky and Reese, So sorry to see this. He was young, but sometimes God needs younger angels to help. May he rest in peace. God bless.
Love John and Linda Tharp.

Michele Yeager
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Sheila and family,
Keeping you all close in my heart and prayers. May the wonderful memories of Donnie give you strength, peace and comfort as you face the days ahead

Scott β€˜Fig’ Newton
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
Roach, heaven just received a great angel who will be looking after after all of us mortals down here in earth! Love to Sheila and the Rothrauff family! Roach as well as well of the whole family remains in ny heart forever! Love Fig

Eileen Lowe
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Eileen Lowe ( patty's sister ).

Dear Family , I wish you much peace and comfort in the love you have shared together. Dear Donnie will be forever close in your hearts

denise berkstresser
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019
My deepest sympathy what a wonderful guy coach and friend ! God bless
Denise Berky

Lindsey VonGarlem
   Posted Tue April 09, 2019


We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Lindsey, Justin, and Bella VonGarlem

Julie Ford Yajko
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Shiela, Derek, Drew and Corie, I am so sorry for your loss.

The Daugherty Family
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Rothrauff family.

Dan,Grace, Ryan, Chris & Riley Daugherty

Kathy Schweinberg
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Kathy Schweinberg and Family.

With our sympathy and Prayers Kathy Schweinberg and Family

Chad Nixdorf
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Chad, Vanessa, Lyriq and Waylon Nixdorf.

With loving memories Donnie Rothrauff will remain in our hearts forever. Love, Chad, Vanessa, Lyriq and Waylon Nixdorf.

Frank Hayes
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss.

Frank and Staff Allegheny County Mailing Services

Kim Jackson
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Shelia, Corey Derek, Drew & Amanda, Donny loved you all more then life and loved those grandkids; god how he smiled when we'd talk about them. He was such a kind hearted person and that smile was contiguous. God just received another angel, he'll be welcomed by little Carl, Donna, Dad and Aunt Francis. He'll be forever missed RIP Donny ❀

   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Sheila, Derek, Drew, Corey & Amanda, so sorry for your loss, unfortunately, I know what you're going through. Donny was such a nice guy, we all loved him, he will be missed.

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