Eleanor Jacobson Rohrman

(Jan 28, 1922 to Dec 31, 2010)

She was an animal lover and over the years she owned a variety of exotic pets: a monkey, a duck, bunnies, guinea pigs, and birds galore. She wasn’t just good to those in her home. Birds that found their way to her yard always found more seed than they could eat. She liked Notre Dame football and didn’t appreciate Joe “Pa” running up scores. For years she and her late husband would launch from Dividing Creek to spend the day fishing. Her thumb was green: she boasted more than 50 varieties of roses. Later years found her keeping her mind sharp with puzzles and playing along with the game show network and watching Bonanza and Gunsmoke on the western channel. rnIn high school she met a boy named Albert. Besides the 4 years he fought in WWII she never had him out of her sight. Their marriage would be blessed by three children: Albert (Edith), Eileen (Frank) Lynch, and Karen Olexy; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Kimmy Brocco.rnCome celebrate 88 great years Wednesday 9:30 to 11:00 at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where there will be an 11:00 a.m. service. Interment Lake Park Cemetery. Donations to St. John of God, 1445 Delsea Drive, Westville NJ, 08093 or to the Salvation Army, SalvationArmy.org. will be appreciated. rnrn

4 thoughts on “Eleanor Jacobson Rohrman

  1. Pam Penrose Fuller

    Eileen, I have such fond memories of going to your house after school when we were kids. Your mother was such an interesting woman; and I always felt welcome. Your house was fun and warm–thanks to both of your parents. I can picture your mom sitting in her chair, usually in a plaid flannel type shirt. Good memories. Hope you are okay.rnKaren, do you remember the dolls I gave you when I ‘got too old’ for them?rnYou are in my thoughts and prayers.rnPamrn

  2. Cindy Lynch

    Dear Butch, Eileen, Karen and family,nI remember your Mom always taking time to talk with me. She always showed interest in my life, I always felt her care and love for me.nWe shared many Christmas Eve’s together at Frank and Eileen’s where I have fond memories of Eleanor and your late Father Al. nI know she will be missed by family and friends alike.nMay God bless her and you during this difficult time.nLove,nCindy Lynch

  3. Catherine

    Hi Karen, Eileen and Butchrn rnWe have such fond memories of your mom and dad sitting at the kitchen window ….conversing on the CB radio, leaving bird seed for the birds on the windowsill (of course the squirrels enjoyed the seed as well) and taking good care of our dog when we went on long vacations. Your mom and dad would also keep on eye on our house and would “watch out” for us. Especially, when my sister and I would get home from school before our parents got home from work, our parents would always tell us if any stranger came to the door or we felt unsafe walking into an empty house we were to call or walk over to the Rohrmans. It was comforting to know we could rely on the Rohrmans.rn rnWe also remember your mom and dad working together planting the spring flowers and working in their backyard vegetable garden. We miss our backyard conversations and the brief Christmas visits when we would exchange gifts.rn rnYour mom and dad were very special neighbors….. good, trustworthy, respectful and loving people. We will surely miss our long-time neighbors.rn rnMay God Bless Eleanor and Albert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.rn rnThe Lisa Family – Sarina, Roseanne and Catherine Lisarn

  4. JoAnne (Jacobson) Henderson

    Dear Butch, Eileen, Karen and families. I too have fond memories of your mom and dad. She did love those animals. I’ll never forget the duck in the yard and the monkey. Remember the time when the rocking chair tipped back with Mom Mom Jake in it ? All you could see was her feet in the air. She kept the pool clean for Karen and served her dinner in the living room because Happy the Clown was on tv. I don’t recall much idle time with her – she kept busy. I too took several trips to Dividing Creek with them and Aunt Eleanor would pack peanut butter crackers and an canteen of water. Those were the days, my friend. My prayers are with all of you.

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