OBITUARY: Roger E. Tibbetts, 94

DELAWARE, OH — Roger E. Tibbetts, originally of Holbrook, MA, passed away Monday January 8, 2018, in Delaware, OH. He was 94.

Born August 26, 1923, in Wilmington, Mass, and the son of William L. and Nellie E. Tibbetts, Roger resided much of his life in Holbrook, MA, before moving with his wife, Frances, to Delaware, OH, in 2003. A World War II veteran, Roger served in the 42nd Rainbow Division, where he, like many from his generation, would see combat in Europe during the 1944-1945, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, Central campaigns, Europe. After the WWII, Roger trained as a chef and would go on to work for the Veterans Administration Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA, retiring as Supervisor of Meal Preparation. Roger was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS and American Legion. He especially enjoyed time as an active volunteer with the AMVETS Post 51, Randolph, MA, Lancers and Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps during the 1970s, where he served in management and leadership positions for the organizations. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed collecting model trains and building model boats and ships. And he had a passion for the ocean, as well and music and the arts.

Survivors include his daughter, Anna (Brad) Pentecost of Delaware; son, Roger W. (Linda) Tibbetts of Panama City, FL.; and grandchildren, Kevin and Annalisa Tibbetts. In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances E. Tibbetts and sons, Steven and Richard Ricky Tibbetts.

Rogers services and burial will take place at the Union Street Cemetery in Holbrook, Mass., on a date to be announced later this year. Full military honors will be provided by the US Army.

Roger Tibbetts
Roger Tibbetts

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