Robert H. Roane, "Choke," age 89, departed this life on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and was the son of the late Vernell and Curtis Roane.
"Choke," as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was employed with General Motors for over 35+ years. He touched so many people while working for GM. He was a charter member of the BBQR (Braxton, Butler, Quarles and Roanes) family reunion. He was an Honorary member of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce; his children, Leslie, Robert, Jr., Kevin and Robin; two granddaughters, Tara and Tamara Roane; three brothers, Charles, Forrest and Elbert "Bubble" Roane, and three sisters, Elizabeth Hill, Hyla Wright and Emma L. Bordley.
Robert "Choke" leaves to cherish his memory, his children, David and Rhonda Roane; two sisters, Mary Davis and Frances Smith; one brother, Lawrence "Moon" Roane (Judy); a sister-in-law, Gearldine Tate; a brother-in-law, Arthur E. Tate, Sr.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
His Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Congo Legacy Center, 501 W. 28th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; with a viewing from 8-9:45AM only.
His interment will take place in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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