Alvin Paul DeRoche, 92, of Orange and a former resident of Bridge City, passed away Aug. 20, at his home.
Graveside services will be at 3:00 p. m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Officiating will be Father Steven Leger, pastor of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence DeRoche, Ernest DeRoche, Kenneth DeRoche, Glen Berwick, Robert Kelley and Allen Screen.
Prior to the service on Wednesday, the family will receive friends for visitation from 12:00-2:30 p. m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Pensacola, Fl, Oct. 12, 1923, Alvin was the son of Clarence Paul DeRoche and Annie (Screen) DeRoche. Alvin was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. He was a pipefitter and recently celebrated his 70th year with Pipefitter’s Local 195. Alvin enjoyed spending his free time golfing, swimming, reading, and working with his computers. He also enjoyed listening to music and watching sports on TV. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceded in death by his wife Eloise DeRoche and his sister Alice Peters, Alvin is survived by his daughters, Janet Berwick and husband Glen of Conroe, Elaine Kelley and husband Robert of Orange and Carol Cooper and partner Montie of Fannett; sons, Lawrence DeRoche of Austin, Ernest DeRoche and wife Eva of Beaumont and Kenneth DeRoche and partner Kristy of Port Neches. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Bertron Brown and his nurse, Martha, for the many years of care provided to Alvin and Eloise over the years. They are also very grateful to Southeast Texas Hospice for their support and care of Alvin during the past 11 months.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry Ave., Orange, Texas 77630.