The Obit For Roman Roh

Dr. Roman C. Roh

Published in Omaha World-Herald on May 31, 2010

Roh, Dr. Roman C.
Sep 8, 1917 - May 29, 2010

Roman was born in Bruno, NE to Frank and Anna (Prochaska) Roh. He attended Bruno Public School through the tenth grade, and completed his high school education at Omaha Creighton Prep. He received a basketball scholarship to Creighton University and graduated in 1939 with a Ph.B. degree.

From 1939 to 1941, Roman played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and played semi-pro baseball from 1935-1952.

In 1941, Roman married Martha Rita Healy in West Palm Beach, FL. In 1944 he joined the ASTP program in dental school at Creighton University and graduated in 1947. He practiced dentistry at Boys Town for one year, then moved his family to Creighton, NE in 1948 where he established a dental practice.

In 1952 Roman reported for duty to the Naval Training Center in San Diego, CA as Assistant Dental Officer. He also performed duties as assistant basketball coach and coach of the Navy Baseball Team.

Roman served during the Korean War, including 9 months off the coast of Korea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge. Upon his honorable discharge in 1954, he returned to Creighton to resume his dental practice.

He served on the Lundberg Memorial Hospital Board of Directors for 17 years and belonged to the VFW, Chamber of Commerce, and the American Legion, where he was honored in 2004 for 60 years of membership.

He helped organize and coached basketball at St. Ludgers Academy and was a member fo the Creighton town baseball team for many years.

In 1981, Roman was inducted into the Creighton University Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1985, he was inducted into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame.

Roman retired from his dental practice in 1990. Roman enjoyed participating in and watching sports.

He and his wife Martha were avid Cornhusker fans and enjoyed many games at Lincoln over the years.

He also loved watching the Creighton Bluejay basketball team and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He had a passion for boating on the river with family and friends and watching the grandchildren in their various sports and activities.

He was affectionately known as "Papa Doc" to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Martha Rita of Creighton; daughters, Janice and her husband Jack Welch, O'Neill, NE, Duff (Shirley) and her husband Butch (Myron) Christiansen, Columbus, NE; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Englebert, Al, Ed, Frank, Emil; sisters, Rose Roh and Gladys Burianek; and great-great granddaughter Vera Long.

Memorials are suggested to the Creighton, NE Baseball Program or St. Ludgers Catholic Church.

FUNERAL SERVICE, Tuesday, 10:30am at St. Ludger Catholic Church, Creighton with Rev. Walter Nolte officiating.

Burial will be in St. Ludger Cemetery, Creighton with Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #1151 and American Legion Post #74.

VISITATION will be held Monday from 5-8pm at Brockhaus Funeral Home, Creighton with a 7pm Wake Service.

BROCKHAUS FUNERAL HOME Creighton, NE 402-358-3236