Margaret A. Roche

Margaret A. Roche, Scranton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.  She is the wife of Ret. Det. Capt. Frank Roche.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Mary Radzicki Korman, she graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1959 and after graduation was employed in the garment industry for a short period.   She later was employed for 28 years by the Char-Mont Restaurant in the Globe Store and was best known as Marge for her friendly smile.

She fully enjoyed working in her garden with her neighbor Sandy and taking trips with her husband and friends.

Also surviving are her son John Thomas of Clarks Summit; stepsons Brian Roche and wife Kim of Lancaster and Timothy Roche and wife Kim of Palmyra; sisters Patricia Sweeney and husband Thomas of Jessup, Joan White of Lakewood, CA and Marcia Korman of Olyphant; a brother Thomas Korman and wife Carol of Scranton;  grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Darlene Dunay and the nurses and staff of the 2nd floor at the Jewish Home for the compassionate and dedicated care they gave to Marge.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Sica.

All planning on attending the Mass are invited to go directly to the church.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to St Joseph’s Center 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton 18509.

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  1. John & Aimee

    John & family,

    We’re sorry for your loss. We hope you are doing ok and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Debra Walsh


    I am so sorry to learn of your wife’s passing. I know you both went through a lot in the past few years. Unfortunately, I will be away for her viewing, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you go online and get this message. It’s important to me that you know how grateful I will always be for your help and compassion when I needed it. You helped a young girl through her grief. I know God will help you through yours. Debi Walsh

  3. Tina Zellie

    I Truely will miss your wonderful wife Frank ,she was a pleasure to care for.We’ll all miss seeing you both and how much you loved Marge,you’ll always both be in my heart,God Bless you and she’ll always be with you.

  4. Timothy Gilroy, Phila., PA

    Dear Frank and Family:
    Marge was an exceptional and loving woman and a dear friend of mine for close to 45 years. She touched the lives of so many through her grace, gentle heart, and compassion for all. She always made those around her feel relevant and loved. I pray Frank as time passes your sense of profound loss will lessen knowing the love you and Marge shared continues forever. I shall miss my dear friend who had such an amazing impact on my life.
    I wish her eternal peace now free from the ills of life, she deserves nothing less. God bless you Frank and family members at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Susan Radzicki Opdal and Wallace John Radzicki

    We were very sorry to hear of Matge’s passing. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one

  6. Tony Radzicki

    We were sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers. Sue and Tony Radzicki and Family

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