Thomas J. Roach, 87 of Middlefield, Ohio passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Burton Health Care. He was born on July 21, 1930 in Cleveland, son of Thomas Vincent and Marcella (Courtad) Roach. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served 1954-1956 and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Thomas married Marie Urda. They lived in Cleveland Hts, moving to Middlefield 13 ½ years ago. He retired from East Ohio Gas Company where he was a draftsman. Thomas was a member of St. Lucy Mission in Middlefield. He was a fan of the artist Bob Ross and enjoyed doing art with oils and acrylics. He just recently was a participant of the Fairmount Arts Show.
Thomas will be missed dearly by his family and his friends. He is survived by his beloved wife Marie of 59 years; five children, Loretta (Carlos) Isada, Thomas Roach, Donald Roach, Ann Marie (Jonathan) Holt, and Marie Therese (Paul Phillips, Fiancée) Roach; and four grandchildren, Alex Isada, Shannon Sekala, Jonathan Holt II, and Mae Isada. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister Rosemarie Wick and three brothers, Raymond Roach, Lawrence Roach and Donald Roach.
Calling hours will be held 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday at St. Lucy Mission, 16280 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062. Burial will follow at Middlefield Cemetery.