Manley E. Roache, Jr, 75, passed away peacefully August 5, 2020 in the comfort of his home.
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“Buzzy’ as he was affectionately known by family and friends was born December 5th, 1944 to Manley and Myrtle Roache in Norfolk, Virginia. Buzzy served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy for 5 years, 10 months and 28 days. Following his time in the Navy, Buzzy went to work on the Railroad with Norfolk & Southern and Beltline, retiring as Yard Master with over 40 years of dedicated service. Buzzy loved Cushman Scooters, collecting BB Guns and Knifes. As important as those things were, his love for his family was what he really cherished. Buzzy will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is: loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Roache; two sons: Kevin Roache; Brian Roache and wife Jennifer; four grandsons: Jeffrey, Tyler, Danny and Benjamin Roache; granddaughter, Tammy Grinels; great-granddaughter, Micha Grinels; and a brother, Brett Smith. He is preceded in death by son, Michael Roache; sister, Ann Stewart; and three “Fur Babies”, NooNoo, WoofWoof and ToTo; and numerous extended family members and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday August 23rd at Buzzy’s Home.
Thank you, Mr. Roache, for your service to our country.