James Albert Rohne, 83, a retired Presbyterian minister died peacefully on July 28 at his home in Harrisonburg, VA.
Rev. Rohne was born in Covington, KY and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated from Withrow High School.
He was a graduate of St. Paul Bible College and Macalester College, both in Minnesota and of Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1964 by the Presbytery of Transylvania (UPUSA) at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Louisville. In 1986 he pursued graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. He served churches in Louisville, Charlottesville, VA and Covington, VA where he was elected Pastor Emeritus.
Following his retirement in 1998, he moved to Lexington, VA from where he served congregations in Timber Ridge, Warm Springs and Collierstown as an interim pastor. For four years he was a volunteer chaplain for the Rockbridge Area Hospice. In 2006 he was commissioned by the commonwealth of Kentucky as a Kentucky Colonel.
Rev. Rohne was married for 20 years to Caroline Decker Rohne who died tragically in 1973.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 42 years, Marian Mustard Rohne of Harrisonburg, daughters Beth Rohne, Jody Puller and son Duncan Puller and their families; two brothers, Gene E. Rohne (Mona) and Gerald L. Rohne (Terri) and a sister Joan Rohne Caldwell (Robert).
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, August 10th at First Presbyterian Church in Covington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church at 185 N. Maple Street Covington, VA 24426 or for the Memory Care Endowment at VMRC 1501 Virginia Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22802.