News and Tribune

December 26, 2012

Guy A. Roehm, 97; of New Albany


— Funeral services for Guy A. Roehm, 97, of New Albany, will be at noon Saturday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. He went to be with his lord Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.

He was born May 20, 1915, in Cannelton, to the late George K. and Mary M. Burden Roehm. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Jane Ritz Roehm, who was involved in all things he did and his brother Charles “Gene” Roehm. He was general manager of The Grand, Elks and Indiana theatres after being hired temporarily for six weeks which turned into 41 years. He also worked with the Louisville theatres and met several movie stars including being in a parade with some to New Albany High School. After the Grand closed, he took a job as an information and referral specialist at the Council for the Aged for almost 13 years. He was a lifelong member of Central Christian Church in New Albany where he was active in many roles including Sunday school teacher, Junior Church leader, deacon, elder and playing Santa Claus. He often said that he didn’t think that alone would get him to Heaven.

Survivors include his sons Ronnie L. Roehm and wife Pat, of Sellersburg, and Terry L. Roehm and wife Debbie, of Richmond, Texas; grandchildren Travis and wife Kristina, Troy and wife Faith, Todd and wife Jillian) and Kristie and husband Dustin); and five great-grandchildren

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Central Christian Church. Online condolences may be made to kraftfs.com


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