Hamden - Ronald Arthur Rohmer, age 74, of First Street in Hamden, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 25, 2005. Mr. Rohmer was born in Hamilton, Ontario Canada on March 8th, 1931, a son of the late Ernest H. Rohmer and Marion M. Wright - Rohmer. Ronald had resided in Connecticut since 1950. Ron is survived by his brother Richard Rohmer and his wife Mary-Olivia of Collingwood Ontario, Canada, his Aunt Margaret Rohmer of Bracebridge, Ontario, his cousins William Rohmer and his wife Evelyn, of Northeast, MD, Susan Rohmer-Hilton and her husband Ronald of Barrie, Ontario, Anne Marie Rohmer-Nichols of Toronto, Ontario, Marty Rohmer-Wood and her husband James of Bracebridge, Ontario, and Matthew Rohmer and his wife Christine of Toronto. He is also survived by his four children Karin Rohmer of West Haven, Linda Rohmer Free of Port Charlotte, FL., Kurt Rohmer of Hamden with whom he resided, and Alexis-Andrea Rohmer-Sutherland of Tampa Bay, FL, and three grandchildren, Ashton Rene, Zoriana and Caden. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT, on Saturday, October 1st, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, followed by a Remembrance Service at 1:00 pm. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Foundation or Charity of your choice, or to the Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Everybody from Barbara’s Restaurant sends their deepest sympathy in your time of mourning.

  2. From Al DeAngelis Daughter Hollywood is was great knowing you Much affection Dolores and Peter Dean

  3. I grew up in Ct. listening to Ron on the radio. He and I shared the same birthday. I however am a lot younger. My grandmother would send him a birthday card from me every year as our birth date got closer on the calendar. Sadly she too is gone (1996). I will always remember listening on the radio to Ron and whoever he said was in the studio with him that day.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the entire Rohmer family. As a youngster, Ron was my idol. Molly, Jose, The Birdwatcher, the door close sound effect, The Christmas Party, His presentation of . The Star ., Ron Rohmer’s Rondevous, the music of Stanley Newcomb Kenton, the all important school closings, His banter with Bud and so many, many more lasting memories. Ron so inspired me, That I became a Disc Jockey myself. Hired by three different radio stations in Connecticut, I had become like my hero. Thank You Ron, for giving a shy kid a dream and a goal. Ron was cool. He leaves a warm memory.

  5. My regards to the family from Al DeAngelis’s grandaughter (New Haven Blades President for a time)

  6. Of course, I grew up listening to Ron and Bud… Then, later, Ron became a dear friend of my mother, Tully Loader, who operated an advertising agency in Hamden, until her retirement in 1990. As a partner in that firm, I also have fond memories of Ron coming to the 100+ person TLA Christmas parties each year and staying til the very end… Then, speaking about the .great bash at TLA. on his show the next morning and complimenting our Christmas party band on air, run by Paul Jacobson… Memories of Ron coming right over from the station at Tully’s call, to be the first to test a bamboo chair swing that we attached to the beam in our office at Sanford Barn East, because, as Ron said .if it holds me, you’ll know it’s safe!. …Or of Ron surprising one of our employees with a tape Ron had prepared of dog noises from the pound and dog Christmas carols, because our employee was having a problem with noise from his neighbor’s pet!… Memories of Ron hosting the branch openings (in costume) for First Federal Bank, planned by our agency… Or hosting the many special events planned by my mother, such as functions for The New Haven Symphony, United Way, Junior Achievement, and the retirement party for one of the vice presidents at the bank (who idolized Ron)… Though I have been out of touch for many years, those memories will always remain… On behalf of my mother who passed away last September and myself, I extend my deepest condolences to all of Ron’s family and friends. Ron was much more than his on-air personality. He was funny, warm, caring and compassionate… He will be greatly missed.

  7. I listened to Ron Rohmer’s Morning from the early 1970’s through the 1980’s. It was nice being mentioned on his Birthday march segment at 7:28am before the news. He had a booming voice and great personality. The .Burl Ives. of southern Connecticut morning radio. R.I.P. Double R.

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