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Locations in Greensburg and Pleasant Unity, PA

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James Harry Roach

July 28, 1944 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 74)

James Harry Roach, 74, of Boswell, formerly of Jeannette and Greensburg, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home.  He was born July 28, 1944 in South Carolina, a son of the late Harry and Alice (Clark) Roach.  Prior to retirement he had been a journeyman for Jeannette Sheet Glass (formerly American St. Gobain) and later U.S. Steel Duquesne Works.  He was Catholic by faith, a Marine Corp veteran and a graduate of Greensburg Salem High School and Westmoreland County Technical School. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elsa (Miller) Roach; a daughter Lorri Roach; a granddaughter Marissa Colosimo; a brother Robert “Bobby” Roach and a sister Delores Roach. He is survived by his daughter Tami Baker and her husband Gregg of Greensburg; his grandchildren that were his pride and joy, his grandson Zachary Grimm and wife Rachel of Adamsburg and his granddaughter Courtney Grimm and fiancé Shane Hazen of Greensburg; a brother, David Roach of Unity Township; a sister, Rebecca Roach of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews and his pet Shih Tzu Lolly. Jim had a special appreciation and affection for longtime neighbor Nancy Bollinger of Boswell.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  A funeral liturgy will begin at 11 AM  Friday in the funeral home.  Private interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

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