|Robert J. Roach|
|April 11, 1958 - December 12, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00-8:00p.m., Thursday December 16, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 10:00a.m., Saturday December 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Interment: , at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island |
|Robert J. Roach, 52, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday December 12, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00p.m., Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a Christian Wake Service at 4:00p.m.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00a.m., at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral home, Rock Island. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be left to the family.
Robert was born on April 11, 1958 in Rock Island the son of Bernard and Clara (DePoorter) Roach. He was a graduate of Sterling Newman High School.
Mr. Roach had been employed by Tyson Foods for over 20 years in the maintenance department.
Robert was a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island. He loved spending time with his grandson, Drake. Mr. Roach was a avid St. Louis Cardinals and Rams fan, he also enjoyed watching Nascar and fishing. He was also known to root for any team playing the Cubs.
Survivors include his sons, Lance Corpral Tim Roach, USMC, Colona, Michael Roach and his girlfriend, Ashley Rowland, both of Colona; grandson, Drake Roach; grand dog, Amex; Tim and Michaels mother and step father, Jody and William Brown, Rock Island; special friend of the family, Shirley Hora; siblings and spouses, Pat and Patti Roach, Kankakee, Martha Finney, Rock Island, Sara Jane Milton, Bloomington, IL, Mary and Bob Evans, Rock Island, Bernie and Donna Roach, Rock Island, John Roach, Rock Island, Lori and Danny Schmatch, Osco, IL and Rita Titman, Rock Island; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Timothy Roach and sister, Colleen White.
Tim & Mike & Drake....I'm so sorry. You're in my prayers... Love You, Aunt Sara
-- Sara J Milton
I'm am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Oscar (Bob) for 20 yrs at Tyson. He talked often of his son and grandson, and feel so hardly sorry for your loss. If there's anything I can do, please feel free to e-mail me. Again, my sympathy and prayers are with you all.
-- Sheri Stevens
The love of my life,why didn't we meet sooner ???love you Bobby Joe
-- Eva Schafer
bob was a true bust ass and i will miss his company.if the arrmy or the navy ever reach the hevans scene they will find the streets are gaurded by UNITED STATES MARINES.save me a place bob and i will see you soon. SEMPER FI.
-- timo knaggs
-- Jim Coonts
The first thought I had when I saw the Cards traded Brendon Ryan was "I wonder what Bob is going to think of that." And true to form, even in his obit he got a last dig in at the Cubs. I will miss him.
-- Zach Cameron
Bob as for long that I knew you, you was an awsome guy and sweet you well be missed by everyone and you are loved by everyone. May God be with you when you walk thru. those open gates. God Bless!!!! Love you Bob
-- James and Connie McKelvey
Our prayers go out to the family .I worked with Bob in Supply at Tyson. My wife knew Bob when she worked when Tyson was IBP. God Bless
-- James & Bonnie Rathburn
I have worked with Bob for about 5 years now and one of my funniest
memories is Bob needing a light and I told him to hold on I had a new lighter that I did not need, he came over to my locker and I handed him a brand new cubs lighter he looked at it and handed it back, Bob was true to his word, and he will be missed!!
-- Terry Thorpe
Bob,we were best friends back in the day.Thanks for all the great times, like cruisin 23 ave in that old vega you had! We had a ton of fun. My condolences to all family members. I will miss you man!
-- Mark Russell
He frequently wore his St. Louis Cardinal shirts and jerseys at the 4PM Mass. Being the Cub fan that I am, he would give a smile and shake his head when I teased him about the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry. God bless to everyone, and may he be enjoying his eternal rest with the Lord....Love....Fr. Greg
-- Father Greg Jozefiak
My family grew up down the block from the Roaches and we had a great childhood going to Longview park and St. Joe's school... AS an adult I've known Mary and Bob and John... Eva has done my hair for 20 years... You all have my sympathy for your tremendous loss..
-- Dave and Patti (Hender) Stimpson
Tim and Mike, I am sorry for your loss. I know this is a time for grieving and talking about Dad now may be painful. Please remember if you ever need some one to talk to or there is anything I can do to help you don't hesitate to call.
-- jeff bookman