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Roger Wilbert Marron

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Roger Wilbert Marron Obituary
ROGER (Rogelio)
Roger Wilbert Marron, known to most as Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or just "The Greatest guy on Earth"; passed away September 5, 2017 due to complications of Old Age. Roger was born May 22nd 1920 in Santa Monica, Ca. His family moved inland through Pomona, and into West Riverside (now Rubidoux). Riverside became home, finally settling in the La Sierra area before he graduated from Poly High School, Riverside in 1939. In October of 1939 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy; he went through Boot Camp in San Diego, Ca. staying there shortly before being shipped off to "Pearl Harbor" in Oahu, Hawaii.
Around 8:00am Sunday December 7th 1941 Roger, and the rest of America entered WW2: Stationed at a Pearl Harbor Receiving Station he was awakened by a fellow sailor who told him "Their here"! As the attack pursued he was ushered onto the USS Pennsylvania, as part of a Repair Crew, he remained holed up in the bowels of the ship for the duration of both attacks.
Roger left the Navy in October, 1945. Returning back to La Sierra Roger found work as a lineman with Cal Electric; he then married the love of his life Mildred Fisher. They raised three children: Kathy, Laurie & William, had five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. All experiencing the unconditional love of two amazingly wonderful people.
"Dad" loved life; he was active in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50yrs. He led Troops #131 and #73 within the La Sierra/ Home Gardens area during the 1970's. He rose through the ranks of "Scout Master, Order of the Arrow, and Wood-Badge receiving the highest Boy Scout Honor for a Citizen the "Silver Beaver" Award, recently he was honored for his Fifty years of service in scouting.
During the 1980's Roger and Millie volunteered with the Hospice Program hosted by Parkview Hospital in Riverside; there they forged a friendship with many other volunteers, families, and numerous others who would come to call often in his life. "Millie" passed away in November 2015, although heartbroken Roger seemed more determined than ever to live as long as he could. And, he did.
We wish to celebrate with you, the life of a man whose humble approach to life made him a favorite guest at so many events, a pleasure to be around and of course "The greatest Guy on Earth!"
Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 14th at 9:30am at Acheson Graham Garden of Prayer in Riverside, limited viewing at 9:00am. Visitation will be Monday, September 11th between the hours of 5pm - 9pm. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Boy Scouts of America, Friends of Temescal (Camp Emerson), Liga (Flying Doctors of Mercy), or .
Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 10, 2017
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