Arthur L. Roche Jr.

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Arthur L. Roche, Jr.
Arthur Roche was born April 27, 1922 in Providence, Rhode Island to Arthur, Sr. and Florence O'Conner Roche. He passed away in Claremont, CA on Sept. 18, 2012.
Arthur served in the US Navy from 1942-46. Days after receiving his bachelor's degree from Providence College in 1950 he married Germaine Anna Sheahan. Following the births of his two sons Arthur earned his master's degree from Boston College. Two daughters followed.
Arthur worked as a sales manager in the freight forwarding industry for his entire career, advancing with each transfer which included locations in New England, Sacramento, Houston and lastly Los Angeles. In 1969 the family moved to Claremont, CA.
Arthur enjoyed golf and he was dedicated to his family and friends. He was a devoted son visiting his parents every day after work before coming home. He and his wife, Germaine, were married 49 years when she passed in 1999.
Arthur is survived by his four children and their spouses: Stephen (Robin) Roche, Dean (Kathy) Roche, Cathy Roche (Mark Dolson) and Lynne (Albert) Cruz; ten grandchildren - Michelle (Roche) Castillo, Megan (Dolson) Moir, Alex Dolson, Brian and Daniel Cruz, and Michael, Erin, Courtney, Allison and Stephanie Roche; one great grandchild, Julia Eva Moir (born Sept. 16, 2012); Sisters-in-law Betty McKay and Betty Sheahan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, San Dimas, CA on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m.; burial will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Sept. 23, 2012
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