Teacher Memorial

In Loving Memory Of Our Former Teachers

Many we love have passed away too soon, without reason. We remeber them often in a thousand ways. In the morning, in the night, when we look at the stars, a date, a song, a place, a smell. Our heartfelt sympathy to the families of our former teachersa named here and to all who have lost parents, spouses, children and other family, our sympathy to you.

"A teacher affects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops."

Henry Adams


  Birth: Feb. 9, 1923

Death: Dec. 1, 2007



GEORGE WALTER ROE, 84, of NEPTUNE, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, Dec. 1, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Belmar, he lived in the Jersey Shore area most of his life and the last 43 years in Neptune. Mr. Roe was a music teacher for 24 years, 19 of those at Belmar Elementary School, from which he retired in 1983. He was a member of the Religious Society of Friends Manasquan Monthly Meeting in Wall. He graduated in 1940 from Neptune High School, where he was a member of the marching band for all four years. He received a diploma from the Guilmant Organ School in 1944 and a postgraduate diploma in 1945. He attended Juilliard School of Music from 1946 to 1949. He received his AA degree at Monmouth Junior College in 1952, his BA degree in 1959 from Monmouth College, and his MA in music education from Temple University in 1964. Mr. Roe served as organist and choir director at various churches in the area for for more than 67 years, including West Grove United Methodist Church in Neptune, where he played right up until the night he was hospitalized. He also gave private piano lessons for more than 25 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara; his son, Thomas of Neptune; two daughters, Dr. Lois Roe of Neptune, and Carol Hope of Lake Como; and two grandsons, Ayden and Matthew Hope.

Burial: Quaker Cemetery Manasquan, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

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