Richard Roark Sr.

Obituary of Richard B. Roark Sr.

Richard B. Roark Sr. Age 95 of Breesport, NY. Richard was born November 25, 1927, in Cortland, NY. The son of the late Kenneth Roark and Christina Springer. He passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022 in Arizona. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his sister Anne Karl and brother Douglas Roark. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Roark; son, Richard B. (Linda) Roark, Jr. of Ocala, Florida; daughters, Marilyn E. Patno, of Horseheads, and Linda S. Burris of Corning; and stepchildren Timothy Matthews of Lafayette, LA; Belinda Helmlinger of Middleburg, FL; Kirk Matthews of Phoenix, AZ; Katherine Segui of Middleburg, FL; Patrick Matthews of Tacoma, WA and Carolyn Cason (Jack) of Orange Park, FL. Along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He graduated from Cortland High School as well as Morrisville college. Richard retired from Chemung County Highway Dept. where he served in multiple roles including Foreman and Deputy Superintendent for 29 years. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY on Saturday, May 6 th 2023 at 10 am. All attending are invited to join family after the graveside service for a Celebration of Life at Curley's Chicken House, 2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Horseheads American Legion Post #442.
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Graveside Service

10:00 am
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Maple Grove Cemetery
715 West Broad Street
Horseheads, New York, United States
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