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Chuck Rohan

Chuck Rohan

Jan 11, 1943 - Feb 7, 2022

Chuck Rohan

Chuck Rohan

Jan 11, 1943 - Feb 7, 2022


Chuck Rohan - Obituary

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ith sadness, we announce the passing of Charles Richard Rohan “Chuck”, 79, on Monday, February 7 in Annapolis, MD. Through faith, we find joy and comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord. Born on January 11, 1943 in Washington, DC to the late Arthur and Mary Rohan, Chuck was the third of eight children and was a twin. He grew up in District Heights, MD and attended Mt. Calvary Elementary School. A 1961 graduate of Archbishop John Carroll High School in Washington, DC, Chuck was a member of the 1959/1960 record-setting basketball team that included, John Thompson. He was proud that he was the starting point guard in the LOSS that ended their legendary 55 game winning streak. Chuck began working as a cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency in 1961 and retired after 36 years of service playing a key leadership role in the development of military maps for the First Gulf War. He married his high school sweetheart, Joanna Nowaskey, on October 12, 1963. In his free time, Chuck enjoyed sports and was a member of the Knights of Columbus softball team and the infamous Justin Street Tigers basketball team. Chuck and Joanna raised their four children in Upper Marlboro, MD and were longtime members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton, MD. After 46 years, they moved to Annapolis, MD and joined St. John Neumann Catholic Church. For the past 6 years, Chuck has served as President of The Reserve at Heritage Harbour Condo Association. He began his coaching career in 1967 at Bishop McNamara High School and went on to coach for 42 more years. He coached basketball at LaReine High School from 1979 to 1989 and was an assistant coach for the inaugural Lacrosse team at Bishop McNamara. Not only is he a member of the Archbishop Carroll Hall of Fame, he is also a 5-time inductee of the Bishop McNamara/LaReine Hall of Fame for his individual contributions as well as his coaching responsibilities on the 1973, 1981 and 1990 McNamara Championship Football Teams and the 1985 LaReine Championship Basketball Team. He always found a way to coach his children and coach with his children whenever possible at McNamara, LaReine, Clinton Boys & Girls Club, St. Pius X, Catholic University, Hampden-Sydney College and Ohio Northern University. Chuck is survived by his beloved “Sweetie” of 58 years, Joanna Rohan; was the loving Dad of Robert (Amy) Rohan, Shelley (Gary) Pickering, Colette (Pat Gray and the late Dennis) Heiston and Dean (Steph) Rohan; Pop Pop to his grandchildren, Mandy (Chris), Lauren, Jackie, Danielle, Sarah (Zack), Daniel, Greg, Matt, Anna, Rachel, Dillon, Brooke, Garrett, Ashley, Billy, Nancy, Abbey and the late Charlie; Pop to his great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Sadie; brother of Franny, Lex (Kathy), John (Mary Tuthill), Jim (Cece), Tom (Jeryl) Rohan and the late Judy Mammano and Larry Rohan, his twin brother; brother in law of Frank Mammano, Marilyn Rohan and the late Roseann Rohan. “Coach Rohan” loved all of his players. We can only imagine him arriving at the pearly gates and exclaiming to St. Peter, “Hot damn, here I am!” Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Mammano Memorial Scholarship at Bishop McNamara High School, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747 or online at: BMHS.org

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