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Anthony Roerick

October 16, 1939 — August 5, 2019

St. Marys-Anthony H. " Tony" Roerick, 79, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys. He was born October 16, 1939 in Ferndale, MI. the son of Hubert and Otillia Mohr Roerick. He grew up on the family farm and joined the United States Air Force on February 13, 1959. One of his first assignments was in Berlin Germany in 1962, at the Berlin Wall. Anthony retired after 21 years of service as a Master Sergeant on November 1, 1980 . Anthony had been a broadcast engineer working for T.V. and Radio Stations. He later owned St. Joseph Wood Shop in Rapid City, SD. Anthony was the coordinator of the SSPX Chapel in Rapid City. After moving to St. Marys in 2005 he continued woodworking for family and friends. He was a member of Assumption Chapel. He was married to Helga Gross on December 29, 1962. She preceded him in death on December 29, 1994. He was also preceded in death by a brother Arnie. Anthony and Ann Oppel Santacroce were united in marriage on October 13, 2007. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Roerick, Dallas, TX. and Thomas Roerick, Denver; stepchildren, Robert (Caitlan) Santacroce, and Amy (Byron) Fordham all of St. Marys and Emily Santacroce, in New Hampshire; his siblings, Linus Roerick, Bert Roerick, Theresa Michels, Sy Roerick and Sally Muellner; eight grandchildren. Requiem Mass will be at 7:15 A.M. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Assumption Chapel. Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Friday, August 9, 2019 at Assumption Chapel. Mr. Roerick will lie in state at the funeral home from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made in Anthony's name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.
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