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Charles Ernest Roh ’37

Published in Oct. 10, 2007, issue

Charles Ernest Roh died March 27, 2007.

He was born in Newark, N.J., and lived in Montclair, N.J., and West Hartford, Conn. He prepared at Montclair Academy, where he was vice president of the debating society, a member of the honor committee and student council, and editor of the yearbook.

At Princeton he majored in biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, graduating with high honors. He belonged to Dial Lodge and roomed with Dave Stanley.

Charlie attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and, after a year's internship at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, he went into the Army Medical Corps and was assigned to the Air Force. He finished his military career as a major in England and Bavaria. After his service he returned to Presbyterian Hospital as assistant resident in medicine.

Later he came to West Hartford and practiced chest medicine at the Hartford Hospital. After a period of general practice, he retired in 1981 as chief of the pulmonary section.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Sara Cole, four children, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. "He was devoted to Princeton and 1937," wrote his son, Charles Roh Jr.

To his family and friends, we extend loving sympathy and fond remembrances.

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