ROACH, Jack V., age 71, of Mingo Junction and former area resident, died Thursday afternoon with family by his side at the Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville following a short illness.
He was born May 17, 1941, in Warren, the son of Harry V. and Pauline E. (Sparling) Roach.
Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Lake Champlain.
He is a retired truck driver and was also active for many years with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department.
Jack attended the United Presbyterian Church in Mingo Junction and was a member of the American Legion Post in Cambridge. He enjoyed reading, traveling, volunteering for the Ashtabula Co. Antique Engine Club and attending his annual Navy ship's reunions. He especially enjoyed his time with his family and three grandsons.
Survivors include two children, Randy (Sammy) Roach and their son, Brandon of Follansbee, WV, and Tamara (Jeff) Green and their sons, Alan and Matthew of Weirton, WV, his girlfriend, Sara Ketola of Jefferson, and his first wife, Mary Lou Simpson of Erie, PA.
His parents, a sister, Nancy A. Taylor, his second wife, Charlotte Roach and a step-son, Michael Kidder, all preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Home of the Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Pastor Kenn Sickle of the United Presbyterian Church, in Mingo Junction, officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Andover, where Geneva Post 6846 will offer full military honors.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church, 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, OH 43938 or the Ashtabula Co. Antique Engine Club, P.O. Box 168, Williamsfield, OH 44093. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com