Thomas Edward "Noonie" Rohan Jr.

March 27, 1931 ~ July 5, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Thomas Rohan Jr. Obituary

Liberty - Thomas E. “Noonie” Rohan Jr., 92, of Liberty, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 5, 2023 with his loving family at his side.

Tom was born March 27, 1931 in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Helen Rohan. He was a 1949 graduate of East High School and proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Wrangell (AE-12) from 1952-56. He provided immeasurably for his family by working hard during a 30 year membership in UFCW 880 as meat manager at local grocers and later enjoyed working alongside family in masonry, concrete, carpet and property management.

He is fondly remembered as the best derbake drummer, often playing for the dabke dances at weddings and moonlighting at area clubs. Noonie was also an outstanding fastpitch softball pitcher with a mesmerizing windup – once striking out 26 at Oakland Field. He enjoyed cookouts, a shot and a beer, the Browns, Indians and Cavs, but most important to him was being with his family, entertaining, laughing, feeding, joking, coaching and sometimes being the rookie. He was always at grandchildren’s sporting events. His fast easy smile and green eyes will be missed.

He was a lifelong member of St Maron Maronite Church and always spoke of its importance in his childhood on the east side. Tom, beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, coach and friend, will always be fondly remembered as a good proud man. He helped others when he could and always appreciated the help that others showed him.

Tom leaves wonderful memories to his wife of 70 years,  Freida Johns  (married April 11,1953) , daughters Rhonda Kinch, Diane (Dave) Kopacz, and Christine Rohan, son William (Karen) Rohan , grandchildren Jimmy (Holly) Kinch, Matthew (April) Kopacz, Adam (Mandi) Kopacz, Stephanie (Neil) Konesky , Amanda Rohan, Courtney Kopacz and Tommy ( Chelsie) Rohan IV , and great-grandchildren Riley, Connor, Oscar, Flynn , Max, Ben, Cal, Murphy, Carter, Harper, Charlotte and Tommy V, sister-in-laws Alice Rohan and Martha Jacobs , and many nephews and nieces who always spoke highly of uncle Noonie.

Besides his parents and in-laws, Tom was preceded in death by son Thomas and his wife Karen, son-in-law John Kinch, brothers Ray, John, Sam, Joe and George and his sisters Pauline (Fred) Merkich, Irene Rohan, Esther (Chuck) Donchatz and Katherine (Sam) Pallotta.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, July 9, 2023 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St, Boardman and again on Monday morning July 10, 2023 from 10:00 am until 10:50 am at St. Maron Maronite Church, Youngstown. 

There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial held on Monday, July 10, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Maron Maronite Church, Youngstown, with Father Jean-Maroun Helou as celebrant. The funeral will also be livestreamed on St. Maron’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend the services in person.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, where military honors will be provided by the great men and women of the United States Navy. 

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Tom’s name to St. Maron Maronite Church, 1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44511. 

The family thanks Yvette Smith with FirstLight Home Care and the VA for her outstanding care of Dad over two years.

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July 9, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512

July 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511

Divine Liturgy
July 10, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Maron Church
1555 S. Merdian Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44511


St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church
1555 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown OH 44511
Tel: 1-330-792-2735


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