Thomas "Tom" Roche

September 13, 1973 - February 25, 2021
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Thomas “Tom” Allen Roche, 47, of North Port Florida, formerly of Renovo, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 25, 2021.

Tom was born on September 13, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to his parents, Joseph and Theresa Roche. He was a 1991 graduate of Bucktail Area High School in Renovo, Pennsylvania.

He worked for Grande Aire Services for over 16 years as an air conditioning maintenance technician.

Tom was a quick-witted, smart mouthed, loving, and caring man who loved his family more than anything. He was a hardcore Steelers fan, and he had a passion for fishing, softball, music, and early American history. He enjoyed going to air shows in Lakeland and Punta Gorda with his wife, children, and grandson. Although he was a big guy, he had a large, soft heart. His heart was overflowing with love for his wife, Amy, as they were always attached at the hip.

He was a phenomenal educator and teacher. He knew so much useful information and loved to be able to share it with his family and friends.

He was the kids’ go-to person for everything, whether it be advice, a home improvement job, or a babysitter.  He was always willing to help other friends and co-workers with anything they needed assistance on.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Paul and Theresa Louise (Colhocker) Roche.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Amy Summerson Roche of North Port; children, Joshua (Brooke) of Cape Coral, Shelby (the late Kevin) of Venice, Thomas II of North Port, Taylor of North Port; grandson, Kayden of Venice; brothers, Joe (Cindy) of PA and Patrick of PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 14251 Chancellor Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33953.

He will be truly missed by all who loved him.

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Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Address:

14251 Chancellor Blvd., , Port Charlotte, Florida, 33953

 

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Born: September 13, 1973
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Rosalee Roche posted on 3/5/21

Amy, so sad for you and your children. We all send our prayers and love. Rosalee and family

 

Maggie posted on 3/5/21

Prayers and Condolences for everyone that knew Tom. I always thought he was the sweetest, funniest guy! So glad that I got to be friends with him growing up. Rest in Peace Tom.

 

Patrick Wall posted on 3/4/21

Tom and family I and so sorry for your loss!! I really enjoyed working with Tom. We also enjoyed meet the rest of the family when they came to our house before we moved back to Nebraska! God bless your family!! We regret not getting back to Florida to visit!!

 

Ingrid Dooley posted on 3/3/21

I had the pleasure to work with Tom for over four years as his dispatcher at Grande Aire. He was quiet, his customers loved him. never complained always showed up for work. he was a remarkable man. My deepest condolences to his wife and children. Praying for strength and comfort.

 

Holly Posey Morrison posted on 3/2/21

So very sorry to hear this news. Amy, kids and family are in my prayers. <3

 

Lisa Lewis posted on 3/2/21

I can't put into words, how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Tom! My thoughts and prayers go out to Amy and the kids!

 

Nate M posted on 3/1/21

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I worked with him for a year or so at First Quality in 2001 timeframe. I always had great memories of our time working together and thought of him often, even most recently swearing I saw him just a couple weeks ago. Sad news so sorry to you and your family. May god bless and help heal your hearts through this difficult time.

 

Shelia posted on 3/1/21

Tom, Rest in peace man. I know it's been awhile, but I'm crushed. You were the definition of man. I'm so happy for the time I had with you and the Fam. My cheers was to you tonight. Fly high my friend. You're an angel 💞 You will be missed.

 

Betty Sockman posted on 3/1/21

I am so sorry for your loss .Tommy was a part of our Family .We are heart broken .Prayers for you and your family!!

 

Debbie Rossetti posted on 3/1/21

Thoughts and prayers are with all of Tom's family.

 

L. Heiser posted on 3/1/21

I had not seen you in person since you were a young boy living in VB. You obviously grew into a man your parents and family could be proud of. Give your parents a hug for me. May god watch over your family. God speed💕

 

gloria pickering posted on 3/1/21

Our family is so very sorry of Toms passing. I enjoyed his posting family photos May God watch over his family.

 

gloria pickering posted on 3/1/21

Our family is so very sorry of Toms passing. I enjoyed his posting family photos May God watch over his family.

 

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