Richard Allen Rochna, 71, went to be with the Lord peacefully Monday, March 7th, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
“Rich” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born January 2, 1945 to the late Joseph and Mary Rochna in New Kensington, PA. He served our country proudly in the U.S. Army. He worked for G.C. Murphy’s (Ames) for over 20 years and an additional 20 years with the Navy Exchange. Richard showed his love for the Lord by serving as both Deacon and Elder of College Parkway Baptist in Arnold, Maryland and Virginia Beach Baptist Church. He also had a great love for music by performing in many concerts with numerous solos. Richard will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He will b deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 45 years, Glenda Rochna; son, Steve Rochna; brother, Robert Rochna; brother-in-law, Raymond Jewell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Jewell.
A celebration of life will be held from 11:30am -2:00pm, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Golden Corral. 400 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to EVMS (Diabetic Research) PO Box 5, Norfolk, VA 23501-0005 or Princess Anne Courthouse Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 6344, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
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Richard was a very caring and dear friend, who will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with Glenda and Steven. I wonder if Richard and Jack will be going to the Library?
T.J. was remembering some happy times with Uncle Richard and Aunt Glenda.
Connie and T.J.
I had the pleasure of working with Rich in Code N, Operations…He was a kind and caring man….and a pleasure to work with…Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family…RIP Rich…
I want to express my deepest and sincere sympathy to Glenda and Steven upon the passing of Rich. I had the honor to work with him at NEX Oceana. May he rest in peace. I will keep him and the entire family in my prayers.
To the Rochna Family,
I wish to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of Rich. I had the great pleasure of working with him at NEXCOM for many years. He was always so pleasant and professional. I certainly missed seeing his smiling face after he retired, and I’ll never forget the dancing teddy bear at his cubicle. May he rest in peace and may God bless Glenda and the rest of his family.