MINGO JUNCTION —
Jack V. Roach, age 71, of Mingo Junction and former area resident, died Thursday afternoon, August 16, 2012, with family by his side at 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 was a retired truck driver and was also active for many years with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept. Jack attended 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, W.Va. and Tamara (Jeff) Green and their sons, Alan and Matthew of Weirton, W.Va.; his girlfriend, Sara Ketola of Jefferson; and his first wife, Mary Lou Simpson of Erie, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nancy A. Taylor; his second wife, Charlotte Roach; and a step-son, Michael Kidder.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 21st, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Kenn Sickle, of 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 from 12 Noon until time of Service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to United Presbyterian Church, 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, Ohio 43938 or the Ashtabula Co. Antique Engine Club, P.O. Box 168, Williamsfield, Ohio 44093.
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