Mark Samuel Roueche, 87, of Warren, Pa. passed into eternal rest on May 29, 2012.
Mark was born May 21, 1925, in Meadville, Pa. to the late Samuel and Rhea Perrey Roueche. Two older siblings, Wilma Byham of Eastlake, OH and Leon Roueche of Wilmington, MA, survive him as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and step-daughter, Eliza-beth Wilcox of Warren, with whom he resided the last few years of his life.
He attended St Brigid's Grade School and St. Agatha's High School in Meadville, Pa. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and served in it and the US Ma-rine Corps for three years, part of that time with the Third Division Marine Corps in the Pacific Thea-tre. After being honorably discharged (Medical Corps School) in 1946, he entered St. Bonaventure University then the Christ the King Seminary. Ordained May 27, 1954, said his First Solemn Mass May 30, 1954 at St. Brigid's then was assigned to St. Cal-listus Church in Kane, Pa.
He was a Chaplain in-tern at St. Elizabeth's Hos-pital in Washington D.C. before coming to Warren as Chaplain II at the Warren State Hospital where he was instrumental in the cam-paign drive and the design of the Interfaith Chapel. 13 years later in 1973 he was promoted to Teaching Cha-plain. After his 14-year career at Warren State Hos-pital, he moved to Hawaii in 1974. He was employed by Hawaii State as a Voca-tional Rehabilitation Spe-cialist; he retired 20 years later in 1995.
He was a gentle and car-ing soul who gave his en-tire career life to helping his fellow man. He touched many lives and families throughout the years and they enriched his life in re-turn. He enjoyed a life that was not only long, but full and rewarding with his fam-ily and friends. To those who knew him he will be greatly missed, but know that he is now at Peace.
As previously published in the Warren Times Ob-server, the Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pen-na. Ave. W., Warren on Thursday, June 14, at 9:30 a.m., with Fr. Rich Toohey, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, dona-tions may be made in his name to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
The Peterson-Blick Fun-eral Home, Inc., 1003 Pen-na. Ave. E., Warren, has been entrusted with ar-rangements.