Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach

September 28, 2017

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Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach

Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach, a patch holder with the Sons of Satan Motorcycle Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 44 years, died September 17 in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

He joined the Army when was 22 and served with the 101st Airborne Division from 1959 to 1962. He was promoted to the rank of Specialist E-5. He always enjoyed jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and he made his last jump when he was 74.

He joined the Sons of Satan in 1973.

He survived working for 35 years at the Raymark Industries’ Raybestos plant in Manheim before the plant closed in 1998. The plant made various specialized friction products including brake linings, and clutch facings. The plant had opened in 1908. It closed after an on-site landfill that buried about 9,600 tons of asbestos and lead waste each year was discovered to be contaminating the local groundwater.

He did not stop riding his motorcycle until a year ago.

He is survived by his daughters: Christal and Theresa Rosbach; his grandchildren Aiyana, Gavin, Olivia, Sophia, Nika, and Kayla; his sisters Esther Rubia and Alberta Pensinger; his niece Dianna Rubia; his nephews Barry Rubia and Mike Rosbach; his ex-wife, confidant and the mother of his children, Doris Kline; his club brothers and his brothers in the wind in many clubs in Pennsylvania.

There will be a memorial service for Troop Rosbach this Saturday, beginning at ten in the morning, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach lived a hard life well and he is remembered very lovingly by those who grieve for him. He was 80-years-old.

Requiscat In Pace



14 Responses to “Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach”

  1. backsmith Says:

    My condolences to his family, brothers and friends

  2. Dutchboy Says:

    Fair winds and following seas to this Warrior. May we all be inspired by this man’s example. Condolences to his family and friends.

  3. kenny Says:

    Rest in Peace. Respect to his club and sympathy to his familia.

  4. L.Z. Says:

    @Bone Head.
    I had the honor of riding with Troop on a memorial run two years ago. At 78 years, he could still ride with the best of em, and outride a whole lotta guys half his age. He will be missed.

  5. LUKE Says:

    Rest In Peace. Condolences to all of his loved ones.

  6. CatfishOCNY Says:

    Rest In Peace Sir. Condolences.

  7. FF Says:

    Lititz is a beatiful place. I always felt like I was finally in America whenever I went there. He had a blessed life and may his spirit soar onward into the super unknown.

  8. Paladin Says:

    Long May He Ride.


  9. The Kraut Says:

    Respects and condolences to Walter’s family,friends and Brothers…

    Now seated in Valhalla…

    Respects, the Kraut

  10. BMW Says:

    Condolences to the Brothers, family and friends of Troop! May he Ride In Peace Forever!

  11. Bone Head Says:

    Condolences to the family left behind. If I figure correctly from Rebel’s article he was 79 and still rode. We should all be so blessed.

  12. Drifter Says:

    Condolences and Sympathies to His Family, Club Brothers, and Friends…

  13. Iron Rider Says:

    My condolences to Walter’s friends, family and brothers. RIP Walter

  14. Sieg Says:

    Requiem in Pace
    Seated in the Great Hall of Warriors

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