Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

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Robert Thomas Roach

June 7, 1940January 8, 2020

Roach, Robert Thomas (Tom), 79, passed away January 8, 2020 at Weinberg Village. Born June 7, 1940 in Conneaut, OH and was the oldest of twelve siblings. He moved to Tampa in 1977 where he cherished the warm, sunny weather and being outdoors. Tom was an avid traveller and loved exploring new areas as well as revisiting his favorite places. Tom also served his country for 4 years in the US Army Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elna Roach; sister, Maureen (Sis) Roach; brothers, Paul, Patrick, and Timothy. He is survived by the mother of his children, Elaine; his children, Daniel, Michele and Lisa; sisters, Peggy Kangas and Monica (Mickey) Zuchold; brothers, Joe, Francis, Mike, Kevin, and Gerry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weinberg Village of Tampa, Florida. A Memorial Mass will be held at Incarnation Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:30pm, 5124 Gateway Drive, Tampa, Florida 33615. Internment of remains at Bay Pines National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Blount & Curry Funeral Home – Carrollwood Chapel. Please visit BlountCurryCarrollwood.com to leave online condolences.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020


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Tom Heagerty

January 11, 2020

Tom and I grew up together and went to St. Mary's School. Another friend, Tom Sumner, Tom Roach and myself were known as the three terrible "T's". My wife and her family were good friends with the Roach family. Many find memories of our childhood.

Ruth Mooney

January 10, 2020

Have known Tom for many years. He was a special friend of my late husband Jim and myself. Jim's parents were very close with Tom's parents and family also. Always enjoyed visiting with Tom when he was able to come to Conneaut. Always had a story about his travels. As a matter of fact, Tom was Godfather to Jim and my first born daughter Michelle. I've thought of him often over the past few years. I offer my condolences to you and your families. He certainly was a good, kind and gentle man.

Linnea Bert

January 10, 2020

I spent a lot of time with him during my high school years. Condolences to his family.