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Oscar Glasco Roach

March 20, 1957 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Oscar Glasco Roach, age 65, of Asheville, NC passed away on November 23rd, 2022.  Oscar was born on March 20th, 1957 in Atlantic City, NJ, to the late Oscar Glasco and Reba Harding Roach.  Oscar graduated from Atlantic City High School.  He was a dance teacher, cook, wedding and party coordinator, bartender, and singer.

Oscar is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Addie Bland Roach; his father, Oscar Glasco; his mother, Reba Harding Roach; his brothers, Milton Harding and Malcolm Roach; his sister, Riley Davis; and his sister-in-law, Denise Roach.  Oscar is survived by his children, Pauline Pate (Calvin Sr.), of Asheville, NC, Roberta Howard (Roderick), of New Bern, NC, and his God daughter, Anita Formen, of Atlantic City, NJ; his God sister, Tene Long, of Atlantic City, NJ; his brother-in-law, Clyde Bland Sr., of Summerville, SC.  He is also survived by his grandkids, Letoya Pate, of Asheville, NC, Octavia Pate (Rontario), of New Bern, NC, Junika Dunn, of New Bern, NC, Calvin Pate Jr. (Toniqua), of New Bern, NC, Robert Dunn (Azurae), of Austin, TX, Timothy Foreman, of Atlantic City, NJ, Mercedes Price, of Atlantic City, NJ, and Christine Marrero (Elizabeth), of Atlantic City, NJ.  He is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Respers, I’yana Pate, I’siah Pate, Arabella Dunn, Calvin Pate III, Taliya Jones, Tamiya Jones, Jhūlz Pate, Nasir Dunn, Jacob Price, Kenadie Price, and Jaiseyon Price.  He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

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