DesROCHERS, Henry Edward 63, of St. Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Bay Pines V.A. Health Care Center. He was born July 29, 1949 in Marlborough, MA, the son of Donald (Ruby) DesRochers and the late Martha Couture Arundel. He was the Owner of DesRochers Express Moving Company and was a Marine Corps. veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #13 and American Legion Post #0400. He was an Aviation Pilot and enjoyed touring on his motorcycle. His hobbies included carpentry, music, art, and history. He is survived by his life partner, Cathy DesRochers; 3 daughters, Stephanie DesRochers of St. Petersburg, Catherine (Kasy) Copeland of Uniontown, PA, Melissa (Todd) Liberty of St. Mary's, GA; 2 sons, Cameron (Jenn) Bernard of St. Petersburg, and the late Jeffrey Bernard; 4 sisters, Margaret Wolf, Bonnie Gayheart, Mary Tibby, Linda McDonald; 5 brothers, Gordon Arundel, John Arundel, Peter Arundel, Gerald Arundel, and the late Donald DesRochers Jr; 9 grandchildren, Jennafer, Nicholas, Arianna, Christian, Audrey, Quaid, Ethan, Devin, and Jason. A graveside service with military honors will be 12:45 pm, Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Bay Pines National Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Miami and Bay Pines VA Fisher Houses. Complete addresses can be found with the online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home - St. Petersburg (727)528-2880
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 27, 2013