Vincent Alexander Rohan (April 6, 1946 – March 17, 2020)
Vincent (Vinny) Rohan, 73 years of age and a longtime Bay Ridge resident, passed away March 17, 2020 following a brief hospitalization at NYU-Lutheran.
Predeceased in death by his wife and life-partner Susan Rohan along with his mother Helen, aunts Emma and Sophie and uncles Anthony and Joseph.
Loving father and father-in-law to Alex and Terri Rohan. Proud and loving “papa” to his three grandchildren Sara Jane, Ryan Alexander and Charles Vincent. Caring and important part of his extended family including Gerard and Bernadette Coughlin, Peter and Crissy Biondi and their children Gabriella, Jake and Samantha. Loyal friend to so many in the neighborhood.
Vinny was born in Manhattan in 1946, but spent the last 50+ years of his life in Bay Ridge, where he owned numerous businesses and served as the President of the May Ellen & Gerald Ritter Foundation which has made a tremendous impact on countless individuals. He was also a member of the board of trustees for NYU-Lutheran and a daily presence at his favorite third avenue establishments Delia’s Lounge and Chadwick’s.
Vinny attended Stuyvesant High School and college at NYU and possessed an extraordinary level of wit and wisdom, which was appreciated by all who knew him. He was fiercely loyal to his family and close friends and has gone out of his way to lend a helping hand for many of them. To a select few, he treated them like his family.
Vinny was a long-suffering Jets, Mets and Rangers fan and would have been pleased to see that Tom Brady will no longer be playing for the Patriots.
Most of all, he was the most devoted husband to his wife Susan, who he cared for selflessly during her battle with brain cancer. He was never the same after her passing nine years ago and is now at peace with her in heaven.
Given these unprecedented times and social restrictions, the family will be having limited services with a short viewing and a funeral mass this Friday. Close friends will be invited to attend but should not feel obligated in any way. The family will have a larger celebration of life event for all friends at a later date after restrictions are relaxed – we look forward to sharing our fondest memories and countless stories about Vinny at that time.