Robert K. Rohe

May 14, 1937October 31, 2020

Robert K. Rohe, 83, of East Hartford, died peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2020, joining in eternal rest his beloved wife of 33 years, the late Carol Ann (Cochran) Rohe. Born May 14, 1937, Robert was raised in Frankfurt, West Germany, the only child of the late August and Maria (Knocke) Rohe.

Robert emigrated to the United States at age 21, after graduating from college, and joined the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Following his service in the U.S. military, Robert worked at the prestigious Hartford Club for over 40 years. As the Club Manager, he became known as “Mr. Etiquette” for his meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service to his clientele. In addition to his devotion to his beloved Carol and commitment to his customers, Robert had a great love for dogs and cars. As someone who was always on the go, Robert worked during his retirement, New Country BMW of Hartford.

Robert will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his many close friends, particularly Katherine A. DiScipio, whom he affectionately called his “goddaughter,” and her son Andrew Barry, both of Glastonbury; his dearest friends, Robert and Vivian DiScipio of Glastonbury; and his longtime friend, Celeste Bayek of Glastonbury.

A private memorial service will be held and there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, and at Robert’s request, please send memorial donations to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, 80 Seymour St., P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102-5037. Robert’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, CT 06118. To extend online condolences, please visit


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Larry Slack

November 25, 2020

I am very saddened to hear of Bob's passing.

I always knew him as "Bob" but I think "Robert" would now be more appropriate given his natural sense of elegance and taste. Somehow I don't think he'd let me do that :)

I remember time spent with him on breaks when I played with the Jarvis bands at various events and his stories of talking with Hartford Club guests Dr. Henry Kissinger (in German, of course) and with Alexander Haig who joked with him about feeling like a side of beef as he was forced to use the garage entrance to the Hartford Club for security purposes when he was in office.

What a life Mr. Rohe had!

He likely forgot more than I'll ever learn, and I remain saddened at his passing. I wish Peace to all who knew and loved him


Larry Slack

Lori Kleef

November 12, 2020

Ruhe sanft, mein lieber Freund !

Richard Hartley III

November 9, 2020

Robert was always the perfect gentleman and the consummate host. My sincerest condolences to the Discipio family and to Celeste.

Rich Hartley

Bonita & John Harris

November 8, 2020

We were heartbroken to hear the passing of our dear friend and neighbor Bob of more than 30 years! Our memories of us meeting at the fence for a chat, giving your dogs treats or enjoying a cocktail! You will be missed at our family backyard parties. As time passed and there were few that he attended he would always call to check in on us, especially asking about our son Jonathan and how he was doing! Rest in peace dear friend and tell Carol we said hello.

Donna Rich

November 8, 2020

Mr. Rohe, or Robert if you please, as he would have to say to me countless times. Mr. and Mrs. Rohe were great neighbors and even better friends. I am deeply saddened by your loss but will always be grateful to you for you kindness and friendship. I will especially miss you taking me to task whenever my BMW was not clean enough to meet Robert Rohe standards.
I extend my condolences to your family and friends and to Celeste.
God's Blessings to you Robert.

Deborah Zapor

November 8, 2020

Mr. Rohe,

I've thought of you so often over the years and am so sorry for not reaching out to you. My memories of working at The Hartford Club were made so enjoyable because of you. A perfect gentleman and gracious host with the most brilliant and welcoming smile. You will be forever in my heart.

Miss Deborah

John OBrien

November 7, 2020

I first met Bob when he planned and supervised my oldest daughter’s Wedding at the Hartford Club 25 years ago. He was the epitome of a Gentleman and over time we became good friends! I missed him after he left the Club to care for his beloved wife and then we reconnected when he went to work at New Country BMW where we shared a love of cars and I consulted on his knees! We always sought each out whenever we were both there and I was most happy when he had his knee done!
He was a true gentleman and I will miss him and remember him in my prayers! God bless you, Bob!

Kurt und Sabine Burgstaller

November 7, 2020

Dear Robert, a final greeting from Vilshofen.
Thank you very mutch for a wonderfull days and weeks with you, with you in Hartford. It was always been a very beautiful time that we will not forget our whole life. we miss you very much, and will never forget you. You are and remain in our hearts.
Thank you for everthing.
Have a good journey and quiet in peace.
Sabine and Kurt, Germany (Bavaria).

Timothy Parker

November 7, 2020

Bob was an absolute Gentleman. I had the pleasure of working along side him for 14 years and we met at least once a week only to discuss UK and EU football matches, that was our time. We greeted each other warmly every day. He refused to call me Tim despite me asking so many times. So I always called him 'Captain Bob' as a respect for his seniority. That name stuck with some of my other colleagues too. His New Country family were very much his family. As one of the loveliest men I have ever known in my entire life, I will miss him terribly. Rest in Peace Captain.

Marianne Klinger

November 6, 2020

Ruhe in Frieden lieber Robert ripose in peace. I miss you and I feel alone now, all my life I had you on my side, you in USA, I in Italy. Where ever you are now, hope you feel so well as you have been visiting me several times in Italy, enjoying food, wonderful cakes and your beloved Moretti beer and the unbelievable friendships you have had here. Nobody of them forgot you. And we too. Love, your Cousin Marianne and husband Paolo Tavanti from Orbetello in Italy.


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