Keith E. Roqueplot of Hermitage passed away at 7:17 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was 69.
Mr. Roqueplot was born Feb. 1, 1948, in Sharon, a son of Isly M. and Lenora (Hess) Roqueplot.
He was a 1966 graduate of West Middlesex High School and attended Youngstown State University on a basketball scholarship.
He then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Keith retired from the former Sawhill Tubular Products and previously worked at Sharon Tube and Wheatland Tube.
During his retirement he volunteered at Joshua's Haven in Sharon and was involved with prison ministry.
Keith was an active member of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, and attended a Jewish temple.
Surviving are: two daughters, Karen Perriello and her husband Lou, of Boston; and Sharlee Beatty and her husband Chandler, of West Middlesex; a son, Jason Roqueplot and his wife Alta, of Sharpsville; and eight grandchildren, Michael and Kristi Perriello; Carlie, Kennedy and Camryn Beatty; and Trinity, Eden and Adriel Roqueplot. He also leaves two sisters, Mary Ellen Zola and her significant other Joe Atterholt, of Hermitage; and Rachael Wilcox, of Florida; a brother, Eugene Roqueplot and his wife Paulette Pozycki, also Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Betty Roqueplot; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Zola and Richard Wilcox. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Chapel Community Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, PA 16148; or to Joshua's Haven, 1230 Stambaugh Ave., Farrell, PA 16121.
Keith E., 69, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (6-12-17) in Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday (6-13-17) in the church, with Aaron Lego, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be rendered immediately following the service.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on June 10, 2017