Roger F. Abresch, 85, has gone to be with his Lord Sunday evening (April 21, 2013) while at the home of his special care givers Richard and Patricia Sharlow in Raymondville, where he resided for the past 12 years.
Roger is survived by his twin daughters, Delores Pierce and Diane Keene; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Glynda on July 21, 2009.
Roger was one of nine siblings. Roger was born in Racine, WI on September 20, 1927 the son of Fred and Josephine (Kempen) Abresch. Following his education Roger entered the US Coast Guard near the end of World War II. He served his country honorably and he reenlisted in the US Air Force where he served until his retirement from active duty in 1969. Roger also served his country during the Korean and the Viet Nam Wars.
He was a lifetime member of the Norfolk American Legion Post #925, Massena VFW Post # 1143 and a charter member of the AmVets Post # 4. He was a member of the Massena Knights of Columbus Council # 1141. Roger attended St. Raymond's Church for many years until his failing health. He enjoyed reading, writing poetry and doing crossword puzzles. Roger loved to sculpture, paint and spending time with his friends at the American Legion and V.F.W. Roger was a very talented, thoughtful, funny and loving man who left us with wonderful memories for all to cherish.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raymond's Church, Raymondville with Rev. Andrew J. Amyot presiding. Interment will be Briar Hill Cemetery, Morristown NY. Those wishing to make memorial contributions, they may be made to St. Raymond's Church in Roger's memory.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsmemorial.com