Robert L. Rold MD

September 25, 1935December 26, 2013

Robert L. Rold, MD, 78, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born September 25, 1935, in Evansville, to the late Edward and Inez (Shrode) Rold.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1953-1957. His hobbies included reading history and philosophy, fishing, and he was an avid bird watcher. He was a very accomplished classical pianist and enjoyed opera. He was a graduate of Daviess County High School, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky Medical School. He practiced medicine for 40 years, and owned and operated his own private practice in Evansville for ten years that was affiliated with St. Mary's Medical Center. He also worked for the Veterans Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He was board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics, and was published in several medical journals.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Laurel J. Rold.

He is survived by his sons, Robert E. (Durinda) Rold of Owensboro, KY, Michael Rold of Baton Rouge, LA and Jonathan (Nicole) Rold of Wichita, KS; daughter, Rhonda Rhodes of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren, Alexandra Rhodes, Ashley Rhodes, Brennan Rhodes and Sophia Rold; brothers, Clyde (Dorothy) Rold of Breckenridge County, KY and Dr. James (Hope) Rold of Evansville; and sister, Martha Dowell of Breckenridge County, KY.

Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, December 30, 2013, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Duane Allison, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005. Condolences may be made online at

Alexander Memorial Park Burial Location: Garden Of Memories Mausoleum, Crypt 37B


  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2013

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Jim Atherton

January 7, 2014

Bobby and I were good friends in High School and I am saddened at his passing. He was a special fiend and I always enjoyed seeing him at our DCHS class re-unions

Sharon Padgett

January 3, 2014

I am one of Bob's neighbors. He will be missed in our neighborhood. I enjoyed chatting with him. I hope all your memories will comfort you at this time.

Julie Rold

December 30, 2013

Dear Rob, Rhonda, Michael, Jon, and families,

How sorry we are to hear of your loss. Bob was a man of rare intelligence and wide-ranging interests and an energetic and loving presence in the lives of his family and community. We think of him with admiration and affection always and know he will be missed.

With deepest sympathy,
Julie Rold, Yongan & Anna Zou

Sharon Padgett

December 30, 2013

Bob was a neighbor to me.? He was a very pleasant man. I enjoyed chatting with him. You, his family will always have him in your heart. God be with each of you at this time.

angie cambron

December 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss Rob. Keep your memories close and know now you have an angel watching over you. Prayers for you and all your family.

Susan Rold

December 29, 2013

I am incredibly sad and disappointed that I can't be there to celebrate and honor the life of my Uncle Bob. He influenced my life as a child , teen and adult in many ways. At times he was a second father to me.Too many memories to list, but the most recent was several years ago during a rare trip home to Evansville , he spent hours playing the piano for my Autistic daughter and showed incredible patience teaching her to play the theme song from "The Sting" this day if you ask Morgan to play the song Uncle Bob taught her - she plays a perfect rendition of that song....Bob , your musical love lives on....

December 28, 2013

Remembering Bob fondly from Kingswood days. Condolences to the family; I hope your golden memories will help you at this time. Blessings, Ann Brown McCrystal

Wayne & Sue Hall

December 28, 2013

Rob and Durinda
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you in your loss.
Wayne & Sue Hall

Shirley Wilson Fentress ( widow of Charles)

December 28, 2013

My deepest sympathy. Who would have thought our Bobby here in little place called Kingswood Ky would have made such success in life. I live not far from Dorothy& clyde .

December 28, 2013

Know that your memory will live in the hearts of your family and friends forever.
With condolences to all,
Bill and Lorraine Kay