Benny L. Roach – 4-27-2018

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Benny Lee Roach

May 5, 1936
~ April 17, 2018



VISITATION - Friday 4-27-2018
Pilgrim Baptist Church
172 Shrewsbury Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

FUNERAL SERVICE - Friday 4-27-2018
Pilgrim Baptist Church
172 Shrewsbury Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

BG William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Benny L. Roach was born on May 5, 1936, in Sparta, Georgia.  Along with his twin brother, Jimmy Lee, and two additional sets of twins, he was one of 16 children born to Mary Warren-Roach and John Roach.  He attended grade school in Jamesburg, NJ.  Later on, he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he attended Alexander Hamilton Vocational and Technical High School.  On January 19, 1960, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas.  After honorably completing his tour of duty in the Army's Medical Corp, Benny returned to New Jersey and was employed by the United States Postal Service, from which he eventually retired.

Benny loved science and nature.  His hobbies included swimming, fishing, hunting/trapping, boating, gardening, ice skating and carpentry/masonry.  Later on in life, he learned to golf and SCUBA dive.  His true passion was watching sports and discussing team stats with his grandson.

Benny is survived by his two children Beth L. Roach-Lewis, MD (spouse 1SG Daniel E. Lewis, USA Ret) of Monmouth County, NJ and Bruce L. Roach, PhD (spouse Sheryl A. Roach, PhD) of Monmouth County, NJ; his best buddy and grandson, Collin L. Roach; Ex-wife Edith Roach-Battle (spouse Russell A. Battle) of Neptune, NJ; two sisters Louise Leonard of New Providence, NJ and Doris Roach-Goode of East Windsor, NJ; He also was a nurturing father figure to Tyrone K. Harmon, Shirley Williams-Dylla, Ramona Herring, McCormick Williams and a host of family and friends.   





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3 thoughts on “Benny L. Roach – 4-27-2018

  1. Toni Callazzo says:

    You will be dearly .missed by me and others that lived in your bldg. May you rest in peace and suffer no more
    Love Toni

  2. jpatino says:

    @ benny: jak to było z jedną cewka(jednym uzwojeniem) i bateria? Pamiętam z fizyki, dość szokujące doświadczenie. Czy tam też były dwa uzwojenia a ja nie pamiętam? (Będzie trzeba wieczorem zajrzeć do podręcznika do fizyki)

  3. N. Roach says:

    Although I didn’t know Benny personally, I think of the people people who loved him and are lost without him. I like to share Second Corinthians 1:3,4 because the words are comforting: “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” Benny, no doubt, would want for you to be comforted and receive love from people. May Jehovah, the God of comfort provide you with peace.


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