Roach, John Lamar Sr.
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born in Gary, IN 9/4/1927 and died in San Luis Obisbo, CA 10/1/2013. A devoted family man, World War II veteran, lifelong mechanic, 33 year employee of U.S. Steel, Gary Works. John leaves behind a son, John Jr (Glendale,AZ), daughter Nancy Blakely (IN), sister Juanita (Hobart, IN), brothers Jerry (El Mirage, AZ) and James (Surprise, AZ). Also, granddaughter Heather Roach, grandsons John III, Rory Smith, Mark Smith and numerous great grandsons and great granddaughters. His devotion to family allowed him to raise two families in his lifetime as he remarried in 1971 to Miriam Michalski and helped raise her 4 children. John was a resident of Phoenix, AZ from 1989 to 2002 before moving to San Luis Obispo, CA. We have lost a genuine nice guy to a long natural lifetime. A memorial service will be held at VFW Post 722 S. Second Ave, Phx,AZ on Tuesday, Oct 22 at 11 AM. All friends and family are welcome.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 20, 2013