Roger Allen Carmody

May 05, 1938 ‒ September 13, 2015

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Lancaster, Ohio


Roger Allen Carmody, 77, of Delaware and formerly of Lancaster and Ostrander passed away Sunday afternoon September 13, 2015.

He was born May 5, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio to the late William and Marie (Fiessinger) Carmody. Roger served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army National Guard.

Roger was in the automobile business for 43 years and came to Lancaster as part-owner of Fairfield Motors, Inc., the local Volkswagen dealership. In 1976, he opened his own dealership, Carmody Motors, Inc. and was the franchised dealer for Fiat, Subaru, Mazda, Saab, Dodge and Starcraft Mini Motor Homes. He had always liked cars and had a small collection from the franchises he operated.

Roger was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Lancaster where he also served as an Elder. He and his wife Connie were Lancaster residents from 1968 until 2000 when they moved to be closer to their daughters and their four grandsons. In recent years, he was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ostrander Senior Citizens and Delaware County Senior Citizens.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Laura (Rick) Lewis of Powell and Corinne Moore of Plain City; grandchildren Jason and Jacob Lewis and Alex and Dylan Moore; sister Marie Arthur of Charlottesville, Virginia; several cousins and former son-in-law Christopher Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Connie on March 23, 2007, a brother John Carmody and a sister Margaret Carmody.

The family will receive friends on Thursday September 17, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday September 18, 2015 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.

Contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to the Ostrander Senior Citizens; SourcePoint of Delaware; or the Connie Carmody Scholarship Fund c/o Old Stone Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available or contributions can be mailed to the funeral home.

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  • We are sorry for your loss. Roger, was such a great person, he will live on in our memories forever.

    Richard and Alice Pryor

  • Hi Laura and Corrine, its Ginny Parobeck from your old neighborhood. I saw Mr. Carmody’s obituary in the EG and wanted to send a word. Your parents were always nice neighbors; I well remember the time when your dad “house-sat” at our home during the funeral and burial after our own father passed away in 1994 (which just seems like yesterday!). I still remember well Carmody Motors, playing Crazy Eights on your front porch and all of the evening kickball games in the neighborhood.
    Take care.