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David Rocha

David Rocha

February 23, 1925 August 31, 2019

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Obituary for David George Rocha

David G. Rocha, age 94, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. David was born on February 23, 1925 in Lincoln County, Colorado to parents Nabor and Prumela Rocha and was later raised in Saginaw, Michigan along with his seven siblings. He completed the necessary coursework and became a certified x-ray technician in 1955.

David met Elizabeth Huerta while they were both working at the local hospital in Saginaw. The two married in 1955 and had five daughters: Elisabeth September, Rachel, Nanette, Daphne, and Sarah.

David was always active and athletic, often participating in local softball leagues and playing basketball. After retirement and in his early 60’s, David found a new passion in running. He would be involved in the Senior Olympics, where he won many metals and was proud of his achievements.

David is survived by his daughters, Elisabeth September (Ronald) Aguirre, Rachel (Ronald) Brown, Nanette (Thomas) Funke, Daphne Whitmer (Bill Whitmer), and Sarah Rocha; eleven grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nabor and Prumela Rocha; his seven siblings; and his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Rocha.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday September 6, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Friday September 6, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday September 7, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    411 Florence St
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
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    Saturday September 7, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday September 7, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    411 Florence St
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
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    Saturday September 7, 2019
    10:00am
  • Interment

    Highland Cemetery
    943 N River Street
    Ypsilanti, MI
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Karen Wild Rodriguez, Gail, Rhonnie, Traci, Matt & Courtney Prater, and others have sent flowers to the family of David George Rocha.
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Karen Wild Rodriguez, Gail, Rhonnie, Traci, Matt & Courtney Prater, and others have sent flowers to the family of David George Rocha.
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Chris Mekis Stauffer

When I think of David, I think of his beautiful smile and warm personality. What a nice man! I am sorry for your loss. Surely he is filling the halls of heaven with praise and laughter.
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Karen Wild Rodriguez

Much love and prayers for September, Rachel, Nanette, Daphne, Sarah and your families. Love Karen Wild, Bob Wild and families
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Karen Wild Rodriguez purchased flowers for the family of David Rocha.
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Ron Moore

Another saint has made it home. David and I worked together at Beyer Radiology for many years. David was a blessing to me and my family. Our prayers are with the Rocha family during this time of bereavement
“....to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8.
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Gail, Rhonnie, Traci, Matt & Courtney Prater

So sorry for your loss. He was an amazing man. We are thankful that we were able to meet him and spend time with him. Know he will be missed by many
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Gail, Rhonnie, Traci, Matt & Courtney Prater purchased flowers for the family of David Rocha.
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Thelma Gillentine

My love and prayers for Rachel and family. You have been truly blessed with the father God has provided you with.
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