Roger Frederick Mack, 89, of Valley City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Roger was born on February 10, 1931, to the late Fred and Pauline (nee Baisch) Mack and was a lifetime resident first in Brunswick and then Valley City.
He served in the Army as a Guard on the Panama Canal during the Korean War. After he came home, he was actively involved in the American Legion and also the VFW. In his younger years he managed American Legion baseball, served later as a chaplain, was part of the Color Guard and spent many hours visiting retired veterans and their spouses in the hospital, nursing homes and in their homes.
He was a building contractor with his father in the early years and eventually on his own. He built and remodeled many homes and businesses in the area. Roger was a retired school bus driver for Brunswick City Schools for 40 years, during which he earned the nickname “Crankshaft”. He also was one of the original developers/owners of the Valley Forge Golf Course, now known as Coppertop Golf Club.
Roger was an active member of Life Spring Community Church in Valley City since its inception. He enjoyed nature, gardening, fishing, golfing and socializing. Roger was an avid Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs fan. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Roger was preceded in death by his wives, Marianne (nee Labrousse), for nearly 30 years and Joyce (Snell) for 21 more years, his sister Shirley and his stepson, David Snell.
He is survived by his children Rebecca (Gary) Domanick, Randall (Carol) Mack, Roberta (Sam) Masi and his stepchildren Kathy (Mike) Ryan and Linda Snell.
He was the proud grandfather of Sarah, Jared, Deborah, Daniel, Samantha, Jacob and great grandson, Jeremiah, Also his grandchildren through marriage Kayla, Mitchell, Sabrina, Angela and Nate.
Roger is also survived by his brother Ronald Mack and sister Rita Chidsey.
A private burial will be held with full military honors at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to thank all of Roger’s friends, especially Randy Marinchek, for being there for him all the way to the end as well as the staff at Plum Creek Assisted Living and Traditions Hospice.
The Bauer Funeral Home has the honor of serving Roger’s family.
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