Robert (Bob) G. Rohde\nHorseheads, NY\n\nAge 98, of Horseheads, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Bob was born in Elmira, NY to the late Simon and Margaret (Moylan) Rohde. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and worked for NY Telephone Company for 44 years. He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II and was a D-Day survivor, landing on Omaha Beach in the second wave during the Invasion of Normandy. As Staff Sergeant in the 294th Joint Assault and Signal Company (JASCO), his job was to establish communications for troops on the ground by laying wire from headquarters out to the companies. He survived bombings, snipers, and even stepped on a land mine but lived to tell the tale. In 2016, he received the French Legion of Honor at the French Consulate in New York City for his contribution to the liberation of France during World War II. After his time serving in World War II, Bob returned to Elmira where he met his future wife, Madalyn Clune, while playing tennis at Eldridge Park in July 1951. They were engaged the next month, married in November that same year, and were together for 63 years.\nBob was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, where he also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife, Madalyn, volunteered weekly at The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in the Divine Mercy Chapel at St. Casimir's in Elmira, NY. As a Boy Scout, he received the highest honor, Eagle Scout with the Silver Palm. He continued his association with the Boy Scouts by volunteering as a Scoutmaster for Troop 41 in Horseheads for many years. He was one of the founding members of the Telephone Company's Credit Union - Telco Federal Credit Union - where he volunteered for over 40 years, serving in many different capacities, including Chairman of the Board. When not volunteering, Bob enjoyed working in his yard creating a beautiful park-like setting. He was a talented "do-it-yourselfer," working on many home improvement projects in his own home, as well as, the homes of friends and family. Bob enjoyed traveling with his family especially their annual Easter trips to Florida. The family also has fond memories of their cross-country trip where they visited family and many historic landmarks throughout the country. In retirement, Bob and Madalyn enjoyed several trips and cruises, taking them to various places around the world. He enjoyed spending time with family, sharing his knowledge through his many "timely tips," and every special family gathering started with a "happy hour" with his famous old-fashioneds. Bob felt very blessed, and created his own ending to grace before meals, which our family will continue: "Thank you Lord for all our blessings, and bless all of those in need of your help." In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Madalyn of 63 years, his sister, Doris Taylor, and his granddaughter, Katherine Elizabeth Owen. He is survived by his children, Patrick (Peg) Rohde of Wilson, NC, with their daughter and son, Anne and Kyle; Elizabeth (Paul) Barrett of Fairport, NY, and Maureen (Tom) Owen of Horseheads, NY, with their daughter, Madalyn; numerous nieces and nephews and many close and caring friends. A special heartfelt thank you to all of the CareFirst staff that have cared for Bob over the last year, and to the Bethany Home Care staff at Appleridge. And a special thanks to Beth Azzarelli who helped us during his final hours. The family welcomes your condolences and prayers at this time but services will be held at a later date. Those wishing to remember Bob, please consider memorial donations to St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. Horseheads NY 14845 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed in Bob's Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com.