Thomas Mitchell Roe, Jr
Birth Date: August 25, 1953Death Date: February 5, 2018
Thomas Mitchell Roe, Jr. “Tommy” passed away peacefully at home in Union City, CA on February 5, 2018 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer. Surrounding him were his wife, Anita Lorraine Roe, and several of his loving siblings. Those that could not be by his side as he passed were with him in spirit. He was loved by all his family and had many friends who reached out to him with cards and letters. Those letters were of the many fond memories that his friends had of their times with Tom, and his siblings were able to share those words with Tom before he passed. They made him smile, and cry, and it was a wonderful gift that he will take with him on his next journey. Tom was loved by many and all who met him referred to him as a wonderful and kind man. Tom loved his wife, his children, family and friends with all his heart.
Tom was born in Illinois on August 25, 1953. He is predeceased by his parents, Lenora “Lee” and Thomas “Tom” Roe, Sr., and his brother David Roe. He is survived by his children, Courtney and Christopher, grandchildren, Ellie and Richard J. “RJ”,and his wife, Anita. Anita and Tom met in May 1989 and were married in June, 2003. The oldest of eight, Tom is survived by his siblings Craig Roe and his wife Mary Anne, Nora Roe, Mickey Roe and his wife Lisa, Lynn Green and her husband Randy, Lori Roe and Leigh Ann Doss, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Tom graduated from Netcong High School, Netcong, NJ in 1971. He went on to graduate from Trenton State College. Tom inherited his love of reading from his mother. His favorite author was Steven King. He was an avid sports fan and his favorite teams were the San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Sharks. Tom was well known for his football skills and his friends have said he was the best tight-end Netcong HS ever had. He went on to play football for Trenton State. His friends gave him nicknames such as T-Rex, T-Roe and Roe-bomb. He was “buddy” to his best friend. Tom enjoyed being surrounded by his nieces and nephews who took full advantage of his loving playfulness. Tom had many fond memories of growing up on the lake in Stanhope, New Jersey where he enjoyed fishing, swimming, water skiing, the occasional campout on the island, and in the winter it would be ice-skating, ice-fishing, and sledding.
He will be missed by many. God speed Tommy.