Welcome to the
memorial page for
Benny Lee Roach
May 5, 1936
~ April 17, 2018
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.