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Harold Ellis Roche Sr.


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Harold Ellis Roche Sr.
November 18, 1931 – January 18, 2016

After a long journey with Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease, Harold Ellis Roche Sr., 84, of Alamogordo, N.M., passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at home with his son Daniel and wife Lucille by his side.
Harold was born in Carbondale, PA, on Nov. 18, 1931, to Edward and Florence (Roberts) Roche. In 1977, after 26 years of service, Harold retired from the U.S. Air Force as a SM Sgt. He enjoyed hunting and fixing anything that broke. He built his own dream house on 5 acres of land and soon became a landlord of additional property. His sons were his pride and joy that fulfilled some of his dreams. Harold Jr. graduated from the Naval Academy and became a pilot. Gerald joined the Air Force and retired after 22 years. Ronald, our professional student, became a teacher, and later a principal. Daniel followed in his dad's footsteps by becoming a carpenter. Harold was a free spirit and helped whoever he could, always with a smile and some silly remark. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Harold was preceded in death by his two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of 63 years and four sons; Harold and Karen of Westminster, MD; Gerald and Stacy of Berlin, N.J.; Ronald of Hillsborough, NC; and Daniel of Alamogordo, N.M. He has 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The Rosary will be said at 10 a.m. with mass to follow at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 20 to Feb. 19, 2016
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