Charles John Roder

Charles John Roder

AGE: 77 • Union Beach

Charles John Roder, 77, of Union Beach, passed away, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in New York City, he resided in Keansburg, before moving to Union Beach 59 years ago. He proudly worked for Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company for 58 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed working as a crossing guard keeping children safe. Charlie always had a smile and a story for all.

Charles was predeceased by his parents, Charles John and Herta Jasper Roder; and a sister, Barbara Bartlett. He is the beloved husband of Janet Hennessy Roder; a loving father to John Roder of Union Beach; and Colette Roder of Leonia; a wonderful brother to Gloria Leach of Hazlet; an awesome pop to Demetrius (Lil Guy) and one on the way, John Charles; a nephew, Shawn Leach; and a niece, Jay Won Shahan. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are invited Friday, September 7, 2012, 5-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735, with a funeral service during the visitation hours. Cremation is private. To offer the family online condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit

Funeral Home

Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place Keyport, NJ 07735
(732) 264-1352

Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 6, 2012