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William H. Roeben

March 31, 1927 — October 4, 2014

William "Bill" Roeben, 87, passed away on October 4th. Bill's Life Celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 8th from 2pm- 4pm and 7pm- 9pm at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ, where his funeral service will begin at 11am on Thursday, October 9th. Internment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. Dress will be casual. Go to for on line condolences.

Born in the Connecticut and raised in the Bronx, Bill moved to Westfield, NJ with his wife, Madeline. Bill and Madeline celebrated 66 years together. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father to three, grandfather to five and great-grandfather to three. Bill served in the Army with the 1st Battalion 15th Infantry from 1945 to 1946. Bill served 26 years with the Westfield Police Department, where he retired as a Sergeant. After retirement, Bill was head of security guard at Volco Brass in Kenilworth, a Federal Marshall at Newark Courthouse and most recently a crossing guard for the Westfield School District. Bill was an avid bowler, loved traveling with his wife, camping at his trailer in Pennsylvania and taking walks with his dog, Molly. Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, the Deutscher Club of Clark, and The American Legion Martin Wallberg Post #3.

Bill is predeceased by his wife, Madeline, his parents Bertha and William and his brother Kurt. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary Roeben and Suzanne, his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Walter Felegi, and daughter, Susan Blejwas; his grandchildren Gary and Lauren Roeben, Emily and Benjamin Meyers, William and Amanda Felegi, Daniel and Cortney Blejwas and Catherine Felegi; and great-grandchildren Kylie and Brynn Blejwas and Gary Roeben.

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