2012-03-22 / Obituaries

Levi Roof

March 20, 2012


Levi Roof Levi Roof Levi W. Roof, 90, of 40 Bonin Road, Rome, PA, Orwell Twp., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 20, 2012 at his home.

Born in Herrick Township on March 22, 1921, he was the son of Roy and Mabel Wells Roof. A graduate of Camptown High School Class of 1941, he later served in the Army Air Force during World War II. On May 6, 1949, he married Frances Gorham in Sayre. In early years, he was employed by C.C. Allis & Sons in Herrickville, GTE Sylvania in Towanda, Towanda High School and was a self-employed general contractor. He was later employed as Building and Grounds Director for Northeast Bradford High School from 1963 until his retirement.

He was a member of the Orwell Bible Church, Bradford County Historical Society, Roman Lodge No. 418 F.&A.M. and the American Legion. He served as a 4-H leader and on the 4-H Leaders Advisory Council in Bradford County for many years. Levi enjoyed carpentry projects and working with stained glass.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Frances Roof; children, Edwin (Kay) Roof of Texas, Ruth White of Florida, Cynthia Russell of Orwell Hill, Levetta Comstock of Orwell Hill, Sandra Roof of Towanda, Juanita (Eugene) Campbell of LeRaysville, Belinda (Scott) Williams of Waverly, NY; 20 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; two great- great- grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special niece and nephews,

Joyce Roof, Charles Dull and Gary Roof.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph and Walter and sisters, Iva, Ruth and Carrie.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 12 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will be in the Darling Cemetery, Orwell Twp. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to the Northeast Bradford Education Foundation, 526 Panther Lane, Rome, PA 18837; to the Orwell Bible Church, 1749 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o James W. Seipler, Secretary-Treasurer, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 in Levi W. Roof ’s memory.

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