Herman G. "Bum" Roesch, 88, of Floral City, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Fla. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Sarasota, Fla., to the late Otto E. and Marjorie May (Truesdale) Roesch Sr. Herman was a firefighter
for the St. Petersburg Fire Department and a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine. He arrived in this area in 1975, coming from St. Petersburg, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 133, Floral City. Herman enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy. Survivors include one son, Lyman (Patty) Roesch of St. Petersburg; three daughters, Beverly Swetland of Clearwater, Fla., Adele (Layne) Layle of Chipley, Fla., and Marsha Roesch of Hernando, Fla.; one brother, Joe Roesch; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A gathering of family and friends is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Lecanto, FL 34464.