Philip Lindsay Rochat
5 July , 1971 – 1 May , 2019
Philip Lindsay Rochat, age 47 passed peacefully at home on Wednesday May 1, 2019 surrounded by family and friends who loved him. Born July 5, 1971 in Wichita, Kansas he was the son of Lindsay D and Carol (Drollinger) Rochat and raised in Udall and then later in Winfield, Kansas. He moved with his best friend to Honolulu, Hawaii his senior year and graduated at Farrington High School in Honolulu class of 1989. After he graduated from high school he moved back to Winfield where he worked at Rubbermaid for several years. At the age of 21 he joined the US Army as a Former M1A1 Abrams Tank Crewman from 1992 to 1995 and was deployed to both Baumholder & Fulda Germany.
After the Army he moved back to Winfield and then later to California where he met his 4-legged best friend Louie. Philip (along with Louie) moved to San Antonio Texas in 2003 and attended Technical College and received a degree in Electronics. Shortly after he was hired at Avnet Technologies where he spent 15 years as an IBM configuration specialist. He enjoyed working at Avnet because he exceled at creating solutions and solving problems for his customers. Philip had an uncanny way to reach people in a deep and positive way and will always be remembered for his beautiful smile that brightened any room he walked into. His passions included camping, hunting, fishing, archery, shooting his guns at the range, leather working, motorcycles, gardening, and MOST of all creating fantasy storylines with his best buds.
Philip is survived by his wife, Monica Rochat of San Antonio, Texas, his father Lindsay “Rocky” and wife, Diane Rochat of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his sister Becci Rochat of Winfield, Kansas and his brothers James Rochat and sister in law Melva, of Oxford, Kansas; and David Binyon of Yuba City, California. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Jeremy Lankton and nieces Rory and Lucy of Winfield. Kansas. Philip was preceded in death by his sister Rachel Rochat, his mother Carrol Joan Rochat, his step-mother Patricia Rochat, and brother Steve Binyon.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in loving memory to Philip at PRESTIGE which stands for Philip Rochat Establishment for Support & Therapy of Illness using Games & Entertainment. This non-profit organization has been established in Philip’s name to help those who have an illness and would like fellowship with others through games and entertainment to help cope with the stress and depression that can affect those with long term illnesses https://www.prestigesupport.org/
- Cory McRae, Pallbearer
- Luis Antonio Valverde , Pallbearer
- Charles Ellis , Pallbearer
- Jeremy Lankton , Pallbearer
- Family Receiving Friends Wednesday, 8 May , 2019
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, 8 May , 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, 8 May , 2019
Philip Lindsay Rochat
8 May 2019
LIFE is filled with thousands of simple pleasures. Little priceless BLESSINGS that take an ordinary moment and put a halo around it. Philip was a BLESSING to me in so many ways. I will miss you my sweet friend and knowing that you are pain free puts a SMILE on my face but not as beautiful as yours.
Keep smiling, remember GOD loves you and so do I.
8 May 2019
Monica, I am very sorry that your family is going through this. Your family will be in my prayers. Take care.
7 May 2019
I met Phil 16 years ago. We became friends instantly. He loved life in every aspect. His kindness had no end. His heart was as big as anyone can imagine. His sense of humor and laid back manner was like moth to light when you were around him. I am so greatful I was able to hold your hand and tell you how much i love you and how your friendship impacted my life. I know your journey has not ended but is still continueing. In God's grace, you will continue to touch more souls in heaven. Your heart will be in my heart always...
6 May 2019
I've had a lot of great memories of Phil over the years I've known him. But one that always stood out for me is when Phil crafted a machete for me in the shape of a pirate cutlass and then made me a custom leather sheathe which he embroidered and stenciled my name. It was one of the most awesome gifts I had ever received. That was how thoughtful and creative Phil was. I will always remember him.
6 May 2019
Hawaii was our time, young and full of energy. We kept putting time off, maybe next time.. etc. Our adventure never got momentum, but our memories of adventure still keeps us alive. Nothing has changed, my memories of our adventure still relives with as much emotion. I will miss you. I know you are not alone my friend. I look forward to our adventure in spirit one day.