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 James Cadwell Roach

James Cadwell Roach

Birth
Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Death 28 Nov 2015 (aged 95)
Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot Maple Grove Lot 499 Sp 2
Memorial ID 82132405 · View Source
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He married Ella Waldron Allen on 04 May 1946 in South Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

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SMITHFIELD - James Cadwell Roach passed away peacefully at his home in Smithfield, VA, Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the age of 95. Born in South Norfolk, VA, [sic] December 16, 1919, James was the son of the late Jacob Cadwell and Eleanor Elizabeth Thomas Roach.

After leaving Norfolk in 1972, Jim resided in Currituck, NC and had been a resident of Smithfield since 1986. A Navy veteran of WWII, James spent time in the Aleutian Islands on the USS Markab, then was transferred to Washington State for the commissioning crew of the USS Shelikof, and was stationed in Guam, Saipan, and Okinawa during the war effort. After his honorable discharge, James returned to Norfolk in 1945, and pursued a civil service career at the Norfolk Naval Base retiring in 1974 as a nuclear weapons supply analyst. At the time of his retirement, James was in charge of nuclear weapons from the banks of the Mississippi River east to the Indian Ocean.

James was a life member of the Norview Masonic Lodge #113 AF&AM, and an associate member of the Smithfield Union Lodge #18. He was a member and past financial officer of American Legion Post 49, a member of VFW Post 8545 Smithfield, and a member and past commander of VFW Post 2163, Tidewater.

For his pastimes, Jim was an avid traveler, enjoyed boating and fishing on the Currituck Sound, and was a "handyman" around the house and loved to "tinker" in his workshop.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Ella "Nell" Waldron Allen Roach (d.1986), he leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 26 years, Martha Schmidt Moore Roach; his daughter, Elizabeth R. Miller and her husband, Jeffrey William Miller and grandson, James Robert Miller; and his step-children, Cathy Bolling, Cynthia Bitar, and Steven Moore and their families.

A service celebrating James' life will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Colonial Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph Savinsky officiating. Masonic rites will be observed. The graveside service will follow at 1:30 pm, in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, South Norfolk, VA with military honors. Family and friends will gather 7-8 pm, Wednesday, December 2, in the funeral home for visitation.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, Smithfield, Isle of Wight and the surrounding communities.

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*** Many thanks to Debbie Cupp (#46999498) for additional info and Virginian (#47189242) for birth location.

He was born in South Norfolk which was part of Norfolk County before it was merged with Norfolk County to form the city of Chesapeake. South Norfolk isn't included in the list of places in Chesapeake on Findagrave. Norfolk County is no longer a county and isn't listed either.

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  • Created by: Lanie
  • Added: 18 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82132405
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Cadwell Roach (16 Dec 1919–28 Nov 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82132405, citing Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115) .