74, of Michigan City, passed away on February 9, 2017 in Michigan City.
Robert was born on November 13, 1942 in Michigan City to Robert and Hazel (Gilhus) Roach. He was an Air Force Veteran and an Electrician for the Local 697. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling his grandchildren and two dogs, fishing, woodworking, traveling, whitewater rafting and even mowing. He was a member of the LaPorte Masonic Lodge, South Bend Scottish Rite, and the Michigan City O.R.A.K Shrine.
On May 30, 1968, he married Gerrie Fogarty. Robert is survived by his wife, daughters Amy (Brad) Roach-Seifert of Valparaiso and Suzanne Roach of Michigan City, and two grandchildren Luke and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his siblings, Thomas C. (Phyllis) Roach of LaPorte, John (Katherine) Roach of LaPorte, and Mary (Bob) Allen of Valparaiso.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Newhard Funeral Home, 58 W. Walnut Street, Westville, from 2:00PM to 8:00 PM with a wake service at 6:00 PM, Wednesday February 15, 2017, visitation from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM followed by Funeral Services at 12:00 PM.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald Charities, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the LaPorte Animal Shelter.