JACKSONVILLE –GySgt Robert J Roche, USMC (Ret), 84, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead, NC. A Committal Service is planned for 11:00AM on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at New Bern National Cemetery in New Bern, NC with military honors.

He is survived by his daughters; Denise Brown of Jacksonville, NC and Kathleen Blissenbach of Danville, VA; one son, Jon M. Roche of Seatac, Washington; one sister, Arlene Jamison of Sacramento, CA; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.