OBITUARY

Brian "BR" K. Rohanna

March 3, 1956April 26, 2018
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Brian K. Rohanna, 62 of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Waynesburg, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born March 3, 1956 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Isaac P. and Olline Griffon Rohanna. Brian was a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School, class of 1974 and of Penn Commercial in Pittsburgh. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the Waynesburg Moose Lodge #461. Brian was an avid golfer. If he was nowhere to be found, he was more than likely on a golf course. Golfing was his passion. To many friends he was known as BR. Brian love his family more the anything. His nieces and nephew meant the world to him, Shari (Scot) Morris of Peninsula, OH; Jodi (Ron) Boosel of Waynesburg; Lari Ann Pawlosky (Cesar) of Waynesburg; and Jeffrey Pawlosky of Waynesburg. His great nieces and nephews are Kaylee Boosel, Braden Boosel, Alyssa Germano, McKade Morris, and Phoenix Pawlosky. Also surviving are his step-mother, Margaret Cullen Rohanna of Woodbine, NJ; a sister, Nancy Pawlosky (Bill Kennedy) of Idaho Falls, ID; step-sisters, Patty (Paul) Cannoe of Woodbine, NJ and Betty (Rick) Mamenko of Woodbine, NJ; a longtime companion, Liz Ruble of OH; and a step-daughter, Ashley Springer of Eighty Four. Deceased in addition to his parents are a brother, Griffon Keith Rohanna who died in infancy; grandparents, Andrew and Gemelia Rohanna and Oscar and Nancy Griffon; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in the Behm Funeral Home, 182 W. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370; where a Blessing Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday with Fr. J. Francis Frazer officiating. Final interment will be on Monday, May 7, 2018 in St. Ann Cemetery, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behmfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Blessing Service Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Brian "BR" K. Rohanna

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Clyde Thomas

May 4, 2018

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. A lot of good memories of "BR" having played a lot of Golf with him. A great person and Great Family ! My He Rest in Peace. I'm sure the Good Lord has a Tee Time waiting for him.

Trisha & Josh Conrad

May 4, 2018

To all who knew and was able to experience the “BR” smile and laugh..... He was such a kind, chivalrous man. He was so honored to stand up for us in our wedding, and thought the world of our family, as he had always said he considered himself part of it. Blessed it was to know him and be graced with his presence, sad it is to know you will never get to see that smile or hear that laugh. They just don’t make many men like him anymore, and when I told him that on my wedding day as he was helping us get ready, he simply replied, yes they do.... you married one! Forever in our hearts my friend.... Raise your glass... for a man of class... our friend... BR ❤️

John Spade

May 4, 2018

Nancy & family, we want to offer our most sincere condolences for the passing of Brian. I apologize for not being able to attend the viewing and
having the opportunity to pay my respects. You are in our thoughts and prayers, may the lord comfort you during this hardship.

John Spade

anthony bonitatibus

May 3, 2018

BR was a great guy and a friend to so many people. His passing has saddened me greatly. In the time I spent with him, I learned a lot about how to be a good salesman and a better friend. He never let a friend in need suffer and was always happy to help. He had a gruff exterior but one of the kindest hearts I've ever know. He will be remembered fondly by so many people. I'll miss his warm and friendly greetings. I can still hear him yelling "Anthoneeee" from way across the lot, or the bar for that matter, whenever he saw me. I will cherish the times we spent together and honor his memory by trying to be a better, kinder, more giving man. Love ya buddy, you will be missed

Adam Barritt

May 3, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family of BR. I did know him as BR. I sold cars with him at Straub for a couple of years and let me tell you it was a trip. A great guy, and a great friend who was there for you if you needed someone. I always enjoyed being in his company. He actually gave me the nickname “Pugsly” because he said i looked like the kid from adams family haha. I’ll miss BR because of the great mood i was always in when i was around him. Again, my greatest support to his family and the rest of his friends.

-Adam “pugsly”

Dennis Albaugh

May 3, 2018

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brian. Denny Albaugh

Robin Russell, Ammons

May 2, 2018

Brian, You were one of my first friends at WCHS. Always laughing and fun. If it hadn't been for you, I never would have got out of senior math. I bought my first car from you. It was a blue 67 camaro, convertible. You asked me not to tear it up...sorry about that. I always thought we would cross paths again, but it never happened.
I hope that your family and loved ones may find comfort in their memories, and that they might find peace as they begin life without you. I won't say goodbye, I will see you on the other side. I will recognize your laugh! Rest easy, Brian. Your home.

Darla Taylor

May 1, 2018

BR you will be missed, always ready to help anyone in need, a very kind man, Liz I am so sorry for your loss

Dave and Sherry Arnold

May 1, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family: We are so sorry for your loss! You will all be in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Sorry we cannot attend as I am having a surgical procedure on Thursday in Pittsburgh. God Bless You All!

Paula Mason

April 30, 2018

Jack and I will miss you so much B.R.... Some places will never be the same without seeing your smiling face and not hearing your familar laugh. Rest Easy our dear friend. Peace be with you. Until we meet again ❤🙏