LEXINGTON, Ky. - Anthony Joseph 'AJ' Roche, 90, husband of Marie Current Roche, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. A Lexington native, he was a son of the late Walter and Anna Roche. He attended Lexington Latin School ’38 and was a graduate of UK ’47. He retired after 35 years with the Internal Revenue Service and was a WWII veteran with the 8th Air Force in England. He was a member of NARFE and Base Air Dept #2.
Survivors other than his loving wife of 65 years are two children, Deborah Ann Roche, Lexington, and Mark (Julie) Roche, Louisville; a brother, Col. William L. Roche (Ret.), Colorado Springs, CO; three sisters, Mary Ann Foster, Rose Marie Roche and Patricia Noplis, all of Lexington; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was an avid reader, enjoyed politics and had a strong interest in genealogy.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Main St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at Christ the King Cathedral. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Contributions in his honor are suggested to Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, 40 West Drive, PO Box 9, Nazareth, Ky 40048 or Hospice of the Bluegrass.
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