Roger M. Treadway

March 08, 1950 ‒ October 30, 2014

Cardington, Ohio

Roger Martin Treadway, 64, of Cardington, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the home he built and loved. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio on March 8, 1950. Roger graduated from Pleasantview High School and received an associates degree from Columbus State University. He is survived by many family and friends who loved him dearly.

Roger was a Vietnam veteran and proud to have served in Rota, Spain and aboard the USS Cory as a USN Hospital Corpsman Third Class. Like many at the time, he was a scared 18-year-old who thought he would not come back but felt a compelling obligation to his country. Roger was so at home on the water that when the USS Cory rolled in high seas he would ask all the new guys for their desserts. Roger recently visited the Vietnam Memorial which moved him deeply.

Roger was employed as a produce manager at Kroger and later as a mail handler with the U.S.P.S. Prior to his military service he learned the guitar and joined his four brothers in a band that played venues around Columbus. He had a beautiful voice and sang many of the vocals.

He took comfort in the wonderful German Shepard Dogs he raised over the years. Roger’s dream was to establish a tree farm and grow beautiful Christmas trees and to own a 1993 Corvette convertible. He did both. Roger loved his family, enjoyed boating for many years and became an accomplished water skier. Roger was a very kind and tender-hearted person but did not reveal it to many people. He was also a gregarious, fun-loving person who would help anyone. Many loving memories will be fondly recalled but the grief of his early passing will be difficult to bear.

He is survived by: his wife, Connie; daughter, Melissa (Kevin) Treadway Dillard; granddaughters, Brooklin Evans and Kennedy Dillard; “adopted” son, Matt (Kali) Sexton; brothers, Randy (Susan), Jack (Sharon), Ronnie (Darcy), Richard (Carol); as well as many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta (Musik) and Cline Treadway; sisters, Barbara and Rita; and nephew, Butch.

Friends may call Monday, November 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11 am with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are so sorry for your loss.
    If there is anything at all your family may need, please let us know.
    Love,
    Dean & Joyce

  • Very sorry to learn of Rogers passing he will be missed by many of us who worked with him at the post office. May you RIP my brother in arms.

    Griff

  • My thoughts are with your family. Roger was a great guy and will be missed by his many friends. Although I haven’t seen him in a long time, I was thinking about him just the other day. Rest in peace brother.

  • Roger was full of life and energy and always jolly. He seemed to live large. My sympathies to his family and friends. Laura Storey

  • Roger & I got hired at the post office on the same date 10/24/87..I worked with Roger for a couple of years and from day one,he was a true friend.He made you feel as if you had known him for years.Stranger was not a word in his vocabulary.Roger was a great guy/friend.He will be missed by ALL who knew him.
    Prayers go out to his family. Rest in God’s hands my friend

  • Roger will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful mentor & a great friend to my son Joey. Joey worked for Roger at the tree farm & speaks of him often. My prayers go out to his family.

  • I worked with Roger at Krogers Store in Upper Arlington. I really enjoyed being around him while we worked. He use to sing and I thought he was a good singer. I remember, strangly enough, that one of his favorite songs was “louie louie” I swear I can still picture him singing this while we worked. He was a kind hearted man and he tried to hide it , but you could just tell. He made me laugh a lot too. He will be in my prayers and we be forever remembered by me. He is for sure a great person.

    Dan

  • Connie

    I am so sorry for your loss. We were good friends from our Corp. school days in the service but lost contact for over 20 years. We did get together again and were able to re-connect after so many years. He and I were like brothers and I will miss him. Because of health issues I will be unable to attend. Again I am so sorry for your loss

    Jeff