Jeffery John Roof, 61, of Wysox, Pa., formerly of Tunkhannock, Pa., passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at his home following declining health.
"Jeff" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Dec. 31, 1952, the son of John M. Roof and Regina M. Clark Roof. He was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School class of 1970. Jeff later assumed the operation of the Pepsi distributorship business in Wysox, Pa. from his parents which they had operated for many years. In 1991, Jeff began the operation of the Roof Water Company in Wysox and later retired in 2010.
Surviving are his niece, Heather May Roof Frisbie and her husband Timothy Frisbie of Wysox, Pa.; great nieces, Kyleigh Ann Roof, Ciana May Frisbie; great nephew, Braeden T. Frisbie; uncles, Donald Roof and wife Pat of Hernando, Fla., Frank Clark of Pflugerville, Texas; aunt, Jean Roof Lundy of Wysox, Pa.; and several cousins. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Regina M. Clark Roof on June 14, 2009; father, John M. Roof on Aug. 28, 2010; and brother, Ronnie Edward Roof on Aug. 20, 2007.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.
Interment will be in the Standing Stone Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 280, Ambler, PA 19002, in Jeffery John Roof's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com