Joseph C. Roeder, Jr.
August 8, 2018
Joseph C. Roeder Jr., 73, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 with his family by his side.
He was the son of the late Joseph C. Roeder, Sr. and Anna Degraw Roeder. Mr. Roeder is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Katherine Ostrom Roeder; his two daughters, Dawn Pflanz and her husband Gerald Pflanz II, Renee Roeder and her husband Mathew Flores; six grandchildren, Joseph Modera and his wife Olivia Modera, Alex Pflanz, Lance Munoz, Devin Munoz, Mathew Flores and Alyssa Flores; one great-grandchild, Mason Munoz and sister, JoAnn Howell.
Joseph served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned several medals including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He also received two honorable discharges.
Joseph started with the Matamoras Police Department in 1984 and served as Chief of Police from 1997 until his retirement in 2006 after 22 years of dedicated service.
Joseph had a passion for hotrods and motorcycles. He enjoyed going on long bike rides with his friends and exploring new places. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and going on vacation. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed and forever loved.
Cremation will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org )
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337 (stroyanfuneralhome.com).