October 3, 1946 ~ December 28, 2004
'Family and his yellow golf Driver'. These were the two of the most important things to Ron W. Roecker, 58, of San Antonio. The son of Harry Roecker and the late Genevieve Roecker, the life of this father of two exemplified the ideal round of golf - some fantastic shots off the tee, gorgeous fairways, some rough spots, a trap or two but always surrounded by friends, family and healthy competition- and always shooting for par or better.
Married to Peggie Roecker, his partner on and off the course for almost 20 years, Ron worked for Cavender Chevrolet for almost as long before being diagnosed with cancer in Septmeber of 2003. Ron ended his graceful final round on December 28th, 2004.
Survived by wife, Peggie, daughter, Wendi White of Wichita, Kansas and son Ron Roecker Jr. of Hermosa Beach, California. Ron is also survived by step-son Craig Oakman of New Orleans, step-daughter Nancy Kilstrom of San Antonio and 10 grandchildren.
A resident of San Antonio for almost 30 years, Ron is also survived by his father, Harry Roecker and sister Pam Roecker of Boston, Massachusetts.
Never having met a stranger, Ron leaves a legacy of friendship, love and compassion. A celebration in his honor will be held at Northern Hills Clubhouse, 13202 Scarsdale, San Antonio, Thursday, Dec. 30th at 1 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Ron's honor to The First Tee of San Antonio, 915 E. Mulberry, San Antonio, Texas 78212.(www.TheFirstTeeSanAntonio.org). He is loved and truly will be missed.
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