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Roger Allen Kroll


1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Roger Allen Kroll Obituary
September 18, 1947 - August 27, 2016 Roger Kroll, a native of Long Beach, California, was born September 18, 1947, and passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 27th 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Roger attended college at USC where he attained a BA in Social Science and Communications and later received an MBA from Long Beach State College. He began working at Orchid Cleaners, the family dry cleaning business, in the late 1960s and ran the business through 1987. He met Bonnie Noah in 1971 and they were married December 10, 1972. They traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, Canada and the United States and raised two exceptional children, Jennifer and Lydia. After the family sold Orchid Cleaners, Roger fulfilled life long dreams by opening his own business, Orchid Graphics and Marketing, and becoming a teacher of graphic design, math, general education, Microsoft Office and computer animation. Starting in the late 1990s, he taught for ROP and SCROC, was a substitute teacher for Long Beach Unified, taught at the East Los Angeles Skills Center and Long Beach School for Adults, and most recently was the computer lab tech and substitute teacher at Kettering Elementary School. He was an active member of several social clubs including Long Beach Tippers, The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Long Beach Committee of 300. His past club affiliations include the Lions Club, Elks Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Harbor Dry Cleaners Association. He was an avid USC football fan and especially beloved by fellow fans and USC alumnus. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his children Jennifer and Lydia and partner Quinn, his adopted son Eric Stewart and wife Candice, his sister Laura Wabash and husband Lee, nephew James Phelps and wife Josie, and cousin Jan McCaul. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Services will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 2:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary at 1500 East San Antonio Drive in Long Beach.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2016
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