Marianne Rohack

Obituary of Marianne Rohack

Pittsford: October 4, 2018 at 61 years young of cancer. 

Survived by her loving family and friends including siblings: Marguerite (Monty) Bates, John James (Charli) (Galveston, TX), Karen McLaughlin (Nashville, TN), Diane (Rob) Woods (Darnestown, MD), Paul (Kris Hackenberg) (Arlington, TX); nieces and nephews: Erica Fee (John Holden), Meaghan (Justin) Spencer, Jason Rohack, Eric Woods, Annabeth Rohack, and Elisha Feigle; great-niece Brooklynn Spencer and great-nephews Colton Spencer and Johnny and Jackson Holden; aunts Helene Reynolds (Concord, CA) and Jayne McLaughlin (Chula Vista, CA); beloved cousins; close childhood friends, especially Cecilia Ciraolo-Coyne; and friends from ‘Wisdom’, ‘A Course in Miracles’ and ‘Life Matters’ classes, which enriched her life. 

She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Rohack. 

At the time of Marianne’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer in February, she set a personal goal to attend the Rochester Fringe Festival in September. She fought tirelessly and “Fringed hard” for all 11 days of the festival. 

Marianne grew up in East Rochester. She will be remembered for her athletic ability and good sportsmanship, strong intellect and natural curiosity, globe-trotting sense of adventure, emotional depth, and the joy she brought to nieces and nephews with her creation of ‘Puppet Man’ and arriving with pockets full of Pop Rocks. 

The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Tejani’s team at Wilmot Cancer Institute for guidance through this challenging journey and to the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for providing comfort and dignity in her final days. The family requests that memorial donations in Marianne’s memory be made to the non-profit Rochester Fringe Festival, P.O. Box 10508, Rochester, NY 14610 ( or YMCA of Greater Rochester, 444 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604 ( Interment will be private.

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