ROCKLAND – Catherine A. Rohn, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, after suffering a major stroke in August. Born Nov. 26, 1928, in Old Town, she was the daughter of Matthew P. and Jeannie Robbins Kane. Educated in local schools, she was a 1947 graduate of Bangor High School. Prior to joining the Air Force during the Korean War, she worked in Boston and at Dow Air Force Base. She then married and raised her family in Birmingham, Ala. While raising a family she returned to New England in 1966 and worked as a social worker. In 1968, she settled in Mansfield, Mass. Here she founded the Kaystan Pageant Doll Company. In that business Mrs. Rohn created life-like collectable dolls in the image of reigning Miss America and Miss Teenage America. In 1973, as a “single mother” with four children, Catherine returned to Bangor, became a promotional consultant and met New York band leader, Hal Rohn. She became his agent and in 1976 they married and traveled from Maine to Florida providing dance music in prestigious resorts and hotels until 1994. Her family remembers her as a very attractive lady who had a deep faith and was admired by everyone. Besides enthusiastically supporting her husband’s career, Mrs. Rohn found much joy in her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed the fellowship of her church family at the Nazarene Church of Rockland. Mrs. Rohn was also known to many as “Kay” or “Kitty”. Kay will be missed very much by her devoted husband, Harold; her son, Michael Stanley, both of Rockland; her three daughters, Susan Feely and her husband, Scott, of Mansfield, Mass., Kim McPhee and her husband, Peter, of Belgrade, Mont. and Margo Sweeney and her husband, William, of Somersworth, N.H.; her stepdaughter, Barbara Rohn; her sister, Natalie DeVoe of Melbourne, Fla.; her brother, Frederick Sewell, of Brewer; seven granddaughters, Patricia Feely, Caitlin Feely, Meredith Feely, Rachel Feely, Allison Sweeney, Elizabeth Sweeny and April Leffingwell and her husband, Matt; two nieces, Donna Schardian and Vickey Razee. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A celebration of Mrs. Rohn’s life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at the Nazarene Church of Rockland, 52 Camden St., with Pastor Richard Alexander will officiate. Interment will be 1 p.m. at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Nazarene Church of Rockland, 52 Camden St., Rockland, ME 04841.
CATHERINE A. ROHN
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.