Glen H. Roebuck

March 15, 1939 ~ November 19, 2019 (age 80)


On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Retiree Chief Petty Officer Glen H. Roebuck, loving husband and father of six children and three step-children, passed away at age 80 in Middletown, OH. Glen was born on March 15, 1939 in Middletown to Jennie Smith. Upon leaving high school a year early, he enlisted in the US Navy in June 1956. He served his country on the USS Independence, USS Okinawa and the USS Guam as an Air Traffic Controller. He proudly participated in the Republic of Vietnam Campaign and having had a full military career of 21 years, honorably retired in August 1977. After retirement, he continued his passion in aeronautics as an Air Traffic Assistant in Denver, CO and Dayton, OH. Glen enjoyed playing golf and was a member on a bowling league with his wife, Fran. He had a passion for old movies, Jeopardy and numbers. He was a fantastic storyteller enthralling his grandchildren, holding their attention endlessly. He loved football, crossword puzzles and reading. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Hiteshue) Roebuck, children, Bryon S, Roebuck, Gregory D. Roebuck, Carla R. Roebuck, Stephanie D. Paulding and Eric T. Roebuck; step-children, Jon M. Giltrow, Gale A. Tudor and Todd A. Giltrow; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jennie Smith Roebuck; stepfather, Ernie Roebuck, a brother and son, Sean E. Roebuck. Honoring him as a dedicated service man are his son-in-law Retired MSGT Charles Kenneth Paulding, grandson, Camron T. Paulding and granddaughter, 1st LT. Cortney E. Paulding. A private family celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties, 5940 Long Meadow Drive, Franklin, OH 45005. Glen, Dad, Pawpaw we wish you nothing but fair winds and following seas. We love you.


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