Kenneth R Roenicke

February 22, 1946June 14, 2014
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SPARTA- Kenneth R. Roenicke, peacefully passed into eternal life on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at his residence. He was 68. Kenneth was born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Charles and Elsie Roenicke. He grew up in West New York, NJ prior to moving to Sparta in 1975. Kenneth served his country proudly in the U.S. Army having served in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon his return he was employed as a Technician Specialist with Sun Microsystems, formerly Storage Technology Corporation in Mountainside, NJ for 35 years, retiring in 2009. He was a head usher for the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, and a member of the American Legion. Predeceasing him is his daughter; Kim Roenicke in 2010. He is survived by his spouse of 41 years, Carolee (Owens) Roenicke of Sparta, a son; Andrew, and his wife Shannon of Hanover, Md. A daughter; Nadine Centineo and her husband Brad of Eldersburg, Md. Two Grandchildren; Grant and Addilyn Centineo and a brother; Chuck Roenicke and his wife Jackie of Ridgefield, NJ. Family and friends are invited Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm to Goble Funeral Home 22 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871. A 10 am Funeral Service, Thursday from First Presbyterian Church of Sparta will be celebrated, followed by a luncheon. Memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Sparta 32 Main Street Sparta, NJ 07871.


  • VIEWING HOURS Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • VIEWING HOURS Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kenneth R Roenicke

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July 27, 2014

I had the pleasure of knowing Ken over the years working with my husband at StorageTek. They always remembered their birthdays since they shared the same day and never forgot. May he rest in peace.

Angela & Jim Sutherland

John Urban

July 19, 2014

Ken would always be there to lend a helping hand or a kind word of encouragement. He always had a smile on his face and could make your day better by just walking into the room. I worked with Ken many years at STK in the NJ office. Rest in peace and my prayers go out to the family at this sad time.

Dan Gruber

July 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ken for many years in Moutainside. He always had a great sense of humor and a big smile. RIP Ken!

Yasmine Clanton

July 1, 2014

Dear Carolee and Family, I am so sorry hear of Ken's passing. I remember as a child always coming over your house to play with the girls and seeing Ken and he was always so quiet. He was a gentle, sweet man and will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family........~ Yasmine Clanton

Leslie Lochhead

June 25, 2014

Dear Carolee, we are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We have such wonderful memories of our time spent together in Alaska. Ken was so enjoyable to travel with, so easy going, and he will be sorely missed. Much love to you during this difficult time. Ray, Leslie, Ally & Brooke Lochhead

Audrey and Max Konigsberg

June 25, 2014

Dear Carolee and Family,
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. We just heard about the passing of Kenneth and we are so sorry for your loss. We remember him fondly and always think of his sunny dispostion. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Love, Audrey and Max

June 25, 2014

Dear Carolee and Family, Ragnar and I have so many wonderful memories of Kenny, and we're so sad that he had to leave us so soon. Kenny was so easy to be with and there was always plenty of laughter whenever we got together. He loved his family and friends and loved life. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Love, Ragnar, Janet and Andy Albertsen (Denville, NJ)

Ally Lochhead

June 24, 2014

Dear Carolee,
I am so sorry for the loss of Ken. Spending time up in Alaska with the both of you two years ago sure was a blessing. My prayers are with you and your family.
Love always,

Carole Holden

June 23, 2014

Dear Carolee,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May God hold Ken lovingly in the palm of His hands.

With our deepest sympathy,
Carole and Richard Holden

Jim and Megs Lieb

June 23, 2014

Carolee, we are so sorry for the loss of Ken. We have fond memories of our visit with him in 2011, and Jim tells wonderful stories of his adventures with Ken in 2002.