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Dunmore, PA 18512
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Robert J. Roche

Robert J. Roche Obituary

Robert J. Roche of Dunmore died peacefully at home on Sunday surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Elizabeth McCarthy.

Born in Java Center, New York, he was the son of the late John F. Roche and Bernadette Eley Roche. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force and served in England during WWII. Bob was the owner of Roche Tire Service and later worked at the University of Scranton. Bob was a tremendous community leader. He was scoutmaster at Troop 88 Dunmore and under his leadership he had more than 50 Eagle Scouts. He was a fourth degree Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was an active member of the AOH JFK Division 1.

Surviving are three daughters, Sheila (Jim) Theodouou, Maureen (Bob) Merritt and Patty Powers; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Yeager; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and John Roche; and a sister, Anne Radko.

The funeral will be Wednesday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Meals on Wheels of Northeast Pa. or Traditional Hospice, Dunmore.

Arrangements by Albert P. O'Donnell Funeral Home, 2025 Green Ridge St., Dunmore, Pa.

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