Pauline Margaret Rohrbach

October 9, 1922September 22, 2020

Pauline Margaret (Klinger) Rohrbach, 97, of Boyertown, PA, died on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Chestnut Knoll. Born, October 9, 1922, in McClure, PA, Polly was a daughter of the late Bertha (Weader) and James William Klinger. She was the wife of the late Daniel A. Rohrbach EdD, former BCIU Executive Director. A graduate of McClure High School, she deferred college and joined the Marine Corps along with her brother Bud and twin sister Katherine. She was a sergeant in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejune, NC during World War II. Her service freed up soldiers to fight in the war. She was recently honored by the Marine Corps League and Pennsylvania House of Representatives for her service. After the war, she attended Ursinus College. A blind date with Daniel led to a wonderful 33 year marriage. She was a wife, a mother, a homemaker, Sunday school teacher. And for one year, a long term substitute in the Oley Valley School District. Polly was a member of Good Shepherd UCC, Boyertown. She was a member of the Boyertown Womens’ Club and Order of the Eastern Star. Upon the death of her husband, Daniel, her interest focused on her family, her church, and her home. She was a great gardener and cook. She is survived by daughter Linda K., wife of Mark Austerberry, Niantic, PA and son Thomas D., husband of Joyce A. (Rhoads), Reading, PA; four grandchildren, Daniel J. Rohrbach, St. Albans, VT, Alyssa D. (Rohrbach) Ford, Gaithersburg, MD, Kaylee T. (Austerberry) Layton, Niantic, PA, and Emily S, Austerberry, Brooklyn, NY; her great granddaughter Evelyn; her twin sister, Katherine Herb of GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, James Klinger, Iva Reiss, Gertrude Welsh, Dorothy Fleming, Phyllis Baker, and Marlin (Bud) Klinger. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown, is handling the arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd UCC, Boyertown, PA.


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Michael Herb

September 30, 2020

Linda, Tom and Families
Very sorry for Aunt Polly's passing. Many fond memories from Highland Ave, Boyertown and McClure. You are all in our prayers during this time.
Mike and Martha Herb, two sailors thinking of a former Marine - Thanks for your Service!

Kathryn Herb

September 26, 2020

My Twin Sister, fellow Marine and dearest friend. I miss our shared love and Saturday morning talks. I pray for our reunion and shared presence with our Lord. Love Kay

Andy Herb and Family

September 26, 2020

Dear Linda, Tom, and Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Some of my earliest memories of Aunt Polly involve the many great times our families shared together. I suspect it was the Klinger love and hospitality that I fondly remember so well.
As you know, my Mom always referred to your Mom as her oldest and dearest friend! Almost a century long bond. We all should be so lucky.
May God bless you all.

Terry & Charlene Starr

September 25, 2020

Dear Linda and Tom and family:

Your mother's passing brings back bittersweet memories of a very interesting and gracious lady who was granted a long life, but spent so many of her golden years without the man she loved. Nevertheless, she always wore a beautiful smile on her face whenever we crossed paths. When asked how she was doing; she was determined to keep on finding purpose in her life . She was very proud of her family and surely leaves many wonderful memories that will only grow fonder with time. May God's mercy and grace be with you in this difficult time.


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