Roger M. Treadway
March 08, 1950 ‒ October 30, 2014
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