Mark Roach

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Capt. Mark W. Roach, 57, of Swansea, IL, born May 31, 1965, in Bitburg, Germany, died Friday, September 16, 2022, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mark worked in the Tugboat industry as a Captain and in upper management for over 30 years. Mark loved to cook, had passion for tug boating and golfing. He liked to debate and enjoyed sports. Most of all he loved his kids and enjoyed spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Roach; a sister, Heidi S. Roach; a brother, Tommy Roach; and father-in-law, James W. Harris.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth, nee Harris, Roach, whom he married on June 16, 1990;
his mother, Doris, nee Friedrich, Roach;
two daughters, Heidi (Brandon) Schaefer and Adriana Roach;
a son, Jack Roach;
his mother-in-law, Earlene Harris;
and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2022, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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30 Comments on Mark Roach

Heiner and Gabi Sprenkamp said : Guest Report Sep 23, 2022 at 12:09 AM

Dear Doris and family, it is with much sadness that we hear of Mark’s passing and we want to express our deep sympathies. May the memories of happy hours passed with him be a comfort for you.

  • Paderborn
  • Germany
Gail said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2022 at 7:41 AM

My deepest sympathies to Doris and Mark's family and friends.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lori Myers said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2022 at 6:51 PM

Doris, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Nilufer Fries said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2022 at 10:28 AM

Elizabeth, Heidi, Adriana, Jack, and Doris- I'm so sorry to hear about Mark. Know that you are in my prayers.

  • O FALLON
  • IL
Dexter O’Steen said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2022 at 5:21 PM

To the Roach family, I realize I'm not saying anything that you guys don't know already know. Mark was a fantastic friend to me throughout our times as roommates at the University of Louisville. We had the absolute best times but also found time to study. I always appreciated his birthday and holiday messages. You will be missed, my friend.

  • Clemmons
  • North Carolina
Betty Brauer said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2022 at 2:08 PM

My deepest sympathies to Doris, his wife and family. You are all in my prayers.

  • Arnold
  • MO
Bianca and family said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM

We are shocked and in big sadness. Our thoughts are with the family over the past few days. Now Mark will be taking care of all his loved ones from heaven. Sending hugs ans prayers from Germany!

  • Paderborn
  • Germany
Rodger Whobrey said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 7:04 PM

We're so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. He was a wonderful person, husband and father. I'd be there to love and support if not for Covid-19. Betty and I love you all dearly and pray for your comfort.

  • Flora
  • MS
Melody and Daniel Seckel said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 4:27 PM

Adriana (Dri), Elizabeth, and the whole Roach family: with deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad and husband sending hugs and prayers for peace.and strength to carry you through this difficult time. May God bless and wrap his arms around each and everyone.of you.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Dennis Koll said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM

Mark will always be in the hearts who worked around him! A real true stand up man and a true friend! Elizabeth I’m sorry for your loss and to his children you can take comfort that you had the best dad any child could have!

  • Kirkwood
  • Mo
Chuck Howard said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 8:45 AM

So sorry for your loss . Mark was a good man and friend.

  • East carondelet
  • Illinois
Dennis and Kim LaChance said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 8:23 AM

Elizabeth, we are so sorry to hear of Marks passing. Prayers for you and your family.

  • PDR
  • Illinois
Stephan Heinz said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 3:48 AM

I still cannot believe my friend Mark passed away so soon. My thoughts are with his family.

  • Speicher
  • Germany
David Keene said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2022 at 1:52 AM

A friendship started while we were both harbor pilots in St Louis. A better Port Captain I have never worked for. Condolences to the family whom must bear the burden of is loss. I for one know he will live on in my memories.

  • Sioux falls
  • South Dakota
Laurie Brown said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 8:32 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a good man. Brian and Laurie

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Boyd Volkmar said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 6:58 PM

Mark was a good man will have the Memories we had a Riverway harbor service

  • St Ann
  • Mo
Sally Murphy said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 6:31 PM

I’m so sad to hear about Mark. I hate this for all of you. I pray you receive peace and calm as much as possible.

  • Wichita
  • KS
Stan Knight said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 2:09 PM

Prayers for the entire family. Mark was a very good man and the Lord has him with him now!

  • West Paducah
  • Kentucky
Becky McGrady said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 12:23 PM

Keeping you, Doris, and all of your family in my prayers.

  • swansea
  • IL
Nancy Ryan Macklin said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 12:02 PM

My sincere sympathy to Doris and to Mark's wife and his entire family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Adren and Caroline Pollitt said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM

So sorry for you loss. Sending prayers.

  • Vanceburg
  • Kentucky
Joe higginbottom said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 8:06 AM

Your husband and father was a good man. Through the years I have known Mark we laughed and joked and we were friends. I will miss him and know the Lords face shines upon him. Joe

  • Rogers
  • Arkansas
Betty, Suzanne, Tony said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 7:24 AM

We’re so sorry for the loss of your husband, dad, son. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Troy Stuckey said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 6:21 AM

You all have my deepest condolences

  • Cairo
  • Il
Tracy Hartley said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2022 at 2:37 AM

FLY HIGH MARK YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED 💔 I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF ALL.OF US.. XX

  • Chelmsford
  • United Kingdom
diana.heath33@gmail.com said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2022 at 7:08 PM

I am so sorry for your loss ! Prayers

  • Hardinsburg
  • Ky
Paula Sobol said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2022 at 6:37 PM

Doris, words escape me but you have my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Paula

  • Belleville
  • IL
Frank Blacharczyk’s said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2022 at 4:52 PM

So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing - he was an awesome person. Prayers for your family.

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Sheila Misselhorn said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2022 at 3:23 PM

Adriana, Elizabeth, and the whole Roach family: shocked and saddened to see the passing of your dad and husband. May God bless and comfort you all. Sincerest sympathy.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Danette Butler said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2022 at 3:11 PM

Sending hugs and prayers from Cardinal Nation in Louisville. XOXO

  • Louisville
  • Kentucky

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