Astrid Hedwig Rogala

March 17, 1947June 27, 2018

Astrid “Ozzie” Rogala, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was born in Essen, Germany to Karl Heinz and Ruth Balck.

She began her 36 year nursing career as an LPN in 1968 in Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut and retired from Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia in 2004. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News.

Surviving members of her family include her husband of 50 years, Richard Rogala; children, Brian Rogala and wife Melissa, and Lisa Daniel and husband Gregory; grandchildren, Jacob and Brittany Rogala, twin granddaughters, Brooke and Taylor Daniel; twin sister, Renate Foisy and husband Larry of Syracuse, NY; sister, Ingrid O’Donnell and husband David of Killingworth, CT; brother, Dieter Balck and fiancé Janice of Windsor Locks, CT; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will be receiving friends Monday evening, July 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A service celebrating Ozzie’s life will be held Tuesday, July 3, at 10:00 am at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 116 Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News, VA. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.


  • Richard Rogala, Husband
  • Brian Rogala and wife, Melissa, Son
  • Lisa Daniel and husband, Gregory, Daughter
  • Jacob Rogala, Grandson
  • Brittany Rogala, Granddaughter
  • Brooke and Taylor Daniel, Twin Granddaughters
  • Renate Foisy and husband, Larry, Twin Sister
  • Ingrid O'Donnell and husband, David, Sister
  • Dieter Balck and fiancé, Janice, Brother
  • Host of Nieces and Nephews, *
  • Karl Heinz Balck, Father
  • Ruth Brune, Mother

  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Astrid Hedwig Rogala

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Alexandria Obright

June 30, 2018

Our sincere condolences during this time, we have such fond memories at the lake with our families, from swimming in the lake to fishing with our families.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
Lala Nevulis Obright and Ken Obright