Arthur David Robichaux, 1945-2007


Arthur David Robichaux, age 62, passed away Monday, August 13 in Albany, New York as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Dave was born on August 5, 1945 to Adele P. and Eugene J. Robichaux in Houma, Louisiana. He graduated from St Francis de Sales Catholic School in 1963, where he was a member of the 1961 Louisiana state champion baseball team. He received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

He was employed as a senior vice president of sales and marketing by Dillin Development Corporation of Perrysburg. Dave was active in many community and service organizations. As K5EYP, he was an amateur radio operator for more than 45 years and was named TRAC Ham of the Year, served as president of the Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association, and founded the Wood County chapter of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. He was a deputy in the Wood County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary and was also highly active in the Perrysburg Rotary Club, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Glass City Chapter of the Harley Owners’ Group, and the Ohio chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Dave is survived by his wife, Ann Bloch Robichaux; his children, Paul E. (Arlene) Robichaux, Timothy D. Robichaux, Julie A. (Paul Wallich) Robichaux; grandchildren, David P. Robichaux, Thomas R. Robichaux, Matthew C. Robichaux, and Charles B. Wallich; sisters Debby (James, deceased) Verret and Norma (Edgar) Babin, and brothers Errol (Terri) Robichaux, and Mike (Debbie) Robichaux, along with extended family and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert P. and Eugene J. Robichaux.

Friends will be received on Friday, August 17, 2007 from 4-8 P.M. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133). Memorial services will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at St Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio, immediately followed by a reception at The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 11050 Avenue Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Dave was a strong supporter of the many charitable works done by the Perrysburg Rotary Club. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Dave’s name may be made to the Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation or any charity of the giver’s choice. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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