Louis Frank Roggio "Lou", 72, of Wilhoit, Arizona went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Lou passed at home after suffering with pancreatic cancer. He was born to parents, Linda Ricci and Armando Roggio on September 14, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA.
In September 1964, Louis enlisted in the U.S. Army and began training on Nike-Hercules Missile systems. He served during the Vietnam War from 1966 until his honorable discharge in August 1967.
Lou was an adventurous traveler for many years and was known for his free, exploring spirit. He worked his way all over the United States, finally settling in Colorado, followed by Arizona. Lou fell in love with the Western states because of their mountainous scenery, hiking trails, fishing and gold hunting opportunities. He was an avid prospector who loved camping with like-minded friends. He enjoyed creating hand-crafted jewelry and became a skilled website consultant. He was also passionate about music, which eventually led him to create the soundtracks for his wife’s vocal/piano albums. As a U.S. veteran, he was an active member and an officer in the American Legion Post 79 in Yarnell and VFW Post 541 in Prescott. He was a lifetime member of the DAV. Lou had an opinionated style and a sarcastic sense of humor that was appreciated by many, while others were uncertain about his wit. He took pleasure in keeping people guessing. He was a dedicated, loyal loving husband and friend. Lou preferred to support others rather than being the center of attention.
Lou is survived by his spouse Denise Roggio of Wilhoit, AZ, daughter Robin Roggio of Fayetteville, AR, son Louis C. Roggio of Ft. Worth, TX, sister Doran Roggio of NJ, brother Salvatore Roggio of Millville, NJ, his step-mother Bette Roggio of Middleton, DE, half-sister Dawn and half brothers Glenn and Jodie, step father Walter Ratka of Collingdale PA, half-sisters Linda, Debbie and Sandy, stepson Kevin Rabago, Jr. of Cazenovia, NY, stepdaughter Kamille Rabago of Bridgeton, NJ, three step grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A repast meal will be held at the church directly after the Celebration of Life Service. A private internment will be held on Monday March 2nd at Finn’s Point National Cemetery in Pennsville, NJ, will be under the supervision of the DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland.