Mass of Christian Burial
My deepest sympathies to the family of Steve Roach. I just learned of his passing this afternoon, way out here in Idaho where I live. I have many wonderful memories of Steve, all of them demonstrating his good nature, his kindness, his generosity, and his friendly smile. We were in the same classroom at St. Michael’s grade school from 1st through 4th grade, and classmates again at Cardinal Ritter High School for another four years. Steve was always nice to everyone. I offer my prayers to Steve’s family for your comfort and peace, and my hopes that your memories of his obvious great love and caring for all of you will ease your grief.
Cathy (Caldwell) Hardy
CRHS Class of 1971
Steve and I were cousins. We didn't see each other as we got older but I would think of Steve. He was a wonderful family man, husband, relative and friend. I always looked forward to Christmas season because Steve always sent his relatives a letter on what had taken place with his family that year. I always looked forward to reading what his family had been up to because they all were active in almost everything and took great vacations. Those letters were never boring to read. Carrie and his boys were everything to him and now he had a grandson. He would have been a fantastic Grandpa. A wonderful person.
Steve was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed! He was the epitome of a servant leader. He worked hard behind the scenes to make our neighborhood better, never seeking accolades for himself, and he welcomed all with a genuine smile and hello. It is a big loss for us neighbors, it is unfathomable what this loss is for the family. My condolences to the family, may the Lord provide peace and comfort knowing you will see him again.
Steve was a terrific guy, and never missed a family event. I always enjoyed seeing him at family gatherings. He was genuinely interested in all that was going on with the extended family. He was the definition of kindness and a true family man. He will be missed greatly.
Steve was such a great family man, and always enjoyed his passion on tracking the Roach family history and keeping us updated. I always appreciated his welcoming demeanor and great conversations. He will be missed, prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.
Steve was always so welcoming to me and my family every visit. He always made a point to have us over during the holidays and included everyone! He was very good to our son Kevin, when he and Garrett became buddies!! Just a wonderful husband to Carrie, father to his boys and extended family and even a better man and person. He will truly be missed. Thou be at peace Steve!!
I have worked with Steve for his entire tenure at IUPUI. He has always been a hard worker and did everything he could to help us keep products, services and contracts moving in order to keep the campus looking and operating well. One of the qualities that really sticks out to me is Steve's desire to meet the needs of his customers. He would often think of unique ways to put a contract together so we could meet a deadline or find new ways to get more vendors/contractors to the bidding table, but always with the utmost integrity and within the bounds of Indiana University's fiscal policies. I know some of this sounds like boring work stuff for many that read it, but the countless times Steve helped me out made the work I had to accomplish that much easier. Steve was always easy to talk to, fun to work with, mastered every aspect of his job, and was always professional. His impact at IUPUI is significant and I will miss the support I have come to rely on from Steve, but moreover I will simply miss him as a person, as a peer, and as a great man. I don't know any of his family members, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Based on the impression Steve left on his work friends I can only imagine the impact he had on those closest to him! I pray that God will hold and comfort you all during this time.
There are not many people who, when they come into someone’s life, create a friendship that spans years filled with special memories of time spent together. Steve was one of those people for me. From our early years at St. Michael’s to marching band performances at Ritter to both of us choosing Butler University to celebrating each other’s wedding, Steve was my friend. Although miles separated us and opportunities to get together with him and Carrie were far too infrequent, Steve was my friend. Allen and I are deeply saddened by Steve’s passing. We will miss our friend. Carrie, may you and the boys find comfort and peace in your memories of such a wonderful person.
Allen & Kathy (Schuler) Feister
I'm terribly sorry for your loss, Steve was a terrific person and Manager to work for at ATA from my time with them 1999 to 2005. Just know your family is in my prayers and may the good lord shine his Love on to you in this sad time, just always keep Steve in your hearts and memories. Gerrit F. Luider former lead @ ATA Distribution Center.
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