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H Richard Roe

H Richard Roe



Howard Richard Roe

Salem - Howard Richard Roe, 74, of Salem, Oregon passed away on August 25, 2021.

Born to David and Helen Roe, Feb. 16, 1947 in Corning, NY. A graduate of Corning Painted Post East High School, class of 1965, Howard attended Lycoming College for a year before focusing instead on the pressing social justice issues of the time and pursuing a lifelong career in carpentry.

Howard is survived by his daughter Emilia (Carley-Roe) Brasier and son in law Thomas, grandchildren Aiden, Audrey, and Aurora, and daughter Mariah Taylor and grandkids Terri and Nick Taylor as well as siblings David (Jackie), Dianne, Kevin (Margaret), Brian (Marilyn) and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his parents.

He is well regarded for his music. His band Wooden Music played venues around the Pacific Northwest, notably the Oregon State Fair. Their music lives on in their concert recordings, and their album "Point of Departure". In New York he is most remembered for the concert "In Congress" and his time at Wet Goods.

Besides music he had a great love of reading and nature, particularly bird watching. He also was quite dedicated to social and environmental issues donating his time as a musician to play with his band for various benefit concerts.

A date for his memorial will be set for when we can gather safely and honor his wishes for a music party send off.

Crown Memorial Center-Salem

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09/01/21 10:05 AM #2    

Ronald E. Allison

So sorry to hear of the passing of Rick. Prayers go out to all his family.

09/01/21 09:40 PM #3    

Patricia Galle (Keck)

So sorry for the loss of Richard. Prayers for his family

09/02/21 08:16 AM #4    

Margaret A. Twist (Clark)

Sorry for the family and friends loss. Prayers

09/03/21 03:32 PM #5    

James Strope

Sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend. 

09/04/21 11:27 AM #6    

Sally A. Shaddock (Matthews)

My deepest condolences to his family. He was a great guy.

09/05/21 11:02 AM #7    

Richard Birdsall

RIP      Skid......Your friend Dick Birdsall

09/07/21 09:50 AM #8    

Carol Gaby (Money)

My sympathies to Richards family.

09/08/21 09:38 AM #9    

W Ridgely Haines Jr. Ed. D

So sorry to hear about the Richard's passing. Prayers go out to his family and friends.

11/21/21 10:49 PM #10    

Sharon Condon (Hunter)

Just a few memories of Dick. His awareness of social issues was evident in Mr Nevins class(s) where we read the NY Times daily and  I remember seeing film clips of the Jewish extermination camp. I too have memories to the Wet Goods but before that the Carriage Coffe House.( The First Methodist Church provided the space where often played.) I hope this adds to the precious memories you have of Skid, Dick , fellow class mate

Sharron Condon Hunter


11/22/21 08:13 AM #11    

Kenneth Briggs

So Very Sorry to hear of Richards passing~ Our Prayers Go out to Richard and his Family~ 

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