John T. Roulet

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John T. Roulet  

Passed away on Saturday March 19, 2016 after living a full and accomplished 93-year life.
One of the Greatest Generation, he was born on September 26, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a Radioman First Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII before his career in radio and television at RCA, the Voice of America and the U.S. Information Agency. After an early retirement, John pursued his second career as a jazz drummer playing with John Thomas and The Dixie Six, Southern Comfort, the LaSalle Dance Orchestra, Wild Bill Whelan Dixieland Band and the Buck Creek Jazz Band.
He felt his greatest accomplishment was his family, to which he was devoted. He was a loving husband to Barbara, his wife of 59 years. Together they raised a family of five children: Jeannie (Ray Minchak), Kathleen (Dan Rice), Anne (Ferguson), Michael (Clare Roulet) and Patrick (Rachel Roulet). With major parenting responsibilities fulfilled, he and Barbara traveled the world, performing on Jazz Sea Cruises and at jazz festivals, attending ship reunions with his U.S.S. Bangust friends, and enjoying the happy times spent with their 11 grandchildren Kate, Kelly, Sarah, Colleen, Luke, Bridget, Shannon, Maureen, Charlotte, Celia and Maya.
Friends may visit on Tuesday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.


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Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, L.L.C.
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 425-9702
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Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 22, 2016
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