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James Joseph Roach, age 79, passed away on June 16, 2022. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 18, 1942 to John J. Roach and Katherine A. Kunza Roach. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents William and Nellie Roach and William and Anna Kunza, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Isoe Kangami Roach, his sister Mary E. Roach of Kansas City, MO, brothers: William J. Roach (wife Lynn Harris) of Springfield, MO., Daniel J. Roach (wife Karen Johnson) of Dayton OH., Paul J. Roach (wife Elaine Demetrion) of Austin, TX; nephews: Kyle Roach, Max Roach, and Nick Roach; niece: Jennifer Essner; great nephews: Jack Butler, Luke Butler, and Colin Roach; great niece: Kate Roach; uncle Joseph Kunza, aunts: Ann Lively and Marie Kunza. James was also survived by many, many cousins.
Jim graduated from DeLaSalle Military Academy in 1959 and joined the Navy at age 17 where he served for 23 years attaining the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9). After retirement from the Navy, he worked for Bailey Controls and then Michelin Aircraft Tires for many years. He and Isoe took several road trips visiting many parts of the United States and traveling to Japan every two years or so to visit Isoes family.
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Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muehlebach Funeral Care 6800 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64131
Friday, June 24, 2022 1:30 PM
Leavenworth National Cemetery 150 8th Street Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
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