Mr. Jesse G. Roark

Mr. Jesse G. Roark, age 85 of Avondale, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at his home. He was the longtime companion to Ruby P. Testerman who passed away in 2018. He is also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Ruth Roark. Born on February 27, 1935 in West Jefferson, NC he was the son of the late William and Etta (Perry) Roark.

Mr. Roark was a career carpenter working for Basciani Foods in Avondale and in retirement working for himself. He made many clocks, cabinets, musical instruments and many other furniture items. He also loved antique cars, guns and knives and spent much of his free time going to auctions. Most of all he loved his family and his dogs.

Mr. Roark is survived by his children, Janet Mosier and husband Frank of Landenberg, Jimmy Roark and wife Wilma of Avondale, Tim Roark and wife Donna of Avondale, and Jan Jennings of Avondale; his step children Jimmy, Bruce, Greg, Pauline, and Carla. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are planned for Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11 AM at the Homeville Cemetery, Cochranville, PA. Rev. Ken Hall will officiate. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Roark’s name to The Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Please visit Mr. Roark’s online memorial by going to

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