, Derry, New Hampshire

February 20, 2014

Roger P. Jarek Sr., 75

Derry, NH — Roger P. Jarek Sr., age 75, a resident of Derry, N.H., and formerly of Dracut, Mass., passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 13.

Born in Lowell, Mass., on January 13, 1939, a son of the late Walter Jarek Sr. and the late Laura Jarek, Roger was educated in Lowell, and worked as a printer for more than 30 years at Courier-Citizen Company. After he retired, he continued to work at Wal-Mart in Derry, N.H. He was an avid lover of sports, and in his earlier years, was part of a semi-pro basketball team.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Balas); son, Roger Jr. and his wife, Ellen, of Dracut; daughter, Jennifer Lombard and her husband, Patrick, of Derry; five grandchildren, Haley Jarek, Steven, Heather, Brian, and Briana Lombard; four brothers, Walter (Sonny) Jarek Jr. of Waxhaw, N.C., Leonard Jarek of Lowell, David Jarek of Jupiter, Fla., Russell Jarek of Swan Point, Md.; a sister, Elaine Riley of Florida; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: All services were private. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Please consider sending a donation in Roger’s memory to the American Heart Association,