OBITUARIO

Roman "Roach" Foronda

6 enero , 195216 enero , 2022
 Obituario de Roman "Roach" Foronda

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Stone Funeral Home

On January 16th, 2022, the world lost a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother with the passing of Roman 'Roach' Foronda. He was born 70 years ago while Upland was still primarily a citrus community. He attended local schools and graduated from Upland High School in 1970. Roman was widely loved and will be missed deeply by family, friends and an entire musical community. It's impossible to remember him without remembering the music. Roach began playing guitar when he was eight years old. He was the first student to play electric guitar during events at Sierra Vista Elementary and the first rock-n-roll band to perform at Upland High School. Beginning with his first band, The Golden Tones, he performed with Arty and the Supremes, The Precious Few, and The Blues Endorphins. He was also a member of The Ontario Chaffey Community Show Band. His current bands are Blue Hwy, Soul Project 909, Gene Pool (a father and son band in which his son Dominic is a member) and the one he founded in 1973, his beloved Backstreet. Roach, with his band, often used his talent to give back and celebrate the local community. Some of the highlights include: a fundraiser for the 1969 flood in Rancho Cucamonga, the opening of the extended 210 Freeway (on the freeway itself), multiple years headlining the Upland Lemon & Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festivals, and countless performances in support of local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion events. In 2017, the Upland City Council gave Roach a proclamation and certificate of recognition which ends with: “Thank you for providing melody and harmony for all to enjoy.” Fans refer to Roach as “Upland's Ambassador of Live Music and All Things Cool”. Roach's parents settled in Upland after travelling from their home countries of Mexico and the Philippines. His happy, early years were at the first Foronda home on Route 66 (Foothill Blvd). Roach may have been the youngest, but his larger than life personality and kindness made him stand out. Those attributes are what has endeared Roach to everyone who ever met him. Roach was proud of the Citrus (lemon) history of Upland and briefly worked in the fields with his father, a ULG foreman and at the local citrus warehouse. He also gained many friends during his long career at GTE/Verizon, where he performed many jobs including truck driver, warehouse attendant, mailroom clerk and cable maintenance. Roach enjoyed a special bond with his beautiful family: his wife of 30 years Cindy, daughters Renee, Shawna, Stacie, son Dominic, grandchildren Siera, Samantha, Kyla, Skylar, Frankie, Trent, Macy, Tatiyana, Avery, Austin, great grandchildren Emma, Richie, Savannah, Gracelyn, Noella, Sky. He is survived by adopted son Bobby, brother Dan, sister Cristina and nephews and nieces Danny, Marcela, Felipe, Yvonne. He is preceded in death by his father Frank, mother Cruz, brother Martin, grandson Derek & two young siblings, Frank and Gloria. Also, loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Make room Jimi, Stevie, Duane, Albert and countless others. Rock and Roll Heaven has just gotten a little cooler. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 9th at 12noon at Upland Memorial Park 1100 E. Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA, Site A Graveside Services will follow at 1:30pm at Bellevue Memorial Park 1240 West "G" Street, Ontario,CA. Reception will be held at 2:30pm following the Graveside Service at Last Name Brewing 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ca Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stonefuneralhomeupland.com for the Foronda family.

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  • FAMILIA

  • Cindy Foronda Wife
  • Renee Daughter
  • Shawna Daughter
  • Stacie Daughter
  • Dominic Son
  • Siera Grandchild
  • Samantha Grandchild
  • Kyla Grandchild
  • Skylar Grandchild
  • Frankie Grandchild
  • Trent Grandchild
  • Macy Grandchild
  • Tatiyana Grandchild
  • Avery Grandchild
  • Austin Grandchild
  • Emma Great Grandchild
  • Richie Great Grandchild
  • Savannah Great Grandchild
  • Gracelyn Great Grandchild
  • Noella Great Grandchild
  • Sky Great Grandchild
  • Bobby Adopted Son
  • Dan Brother
  • Cristina Sister
  • Danny Nephew
  • Marcela Niece
  • Felipe Nephew
  • Yvonne Niece

Servicios Previos

miércoles, 09 febrero, 2022

Funeral Service

miércoles, 09 febrero, 2022

Graveside Service

miércoles, 09 febrero, 2022

Reception