Obituary: Reverend Bernard M. Roof, Sr. (1929-2016)

Reverend Bernard M. Roof, Sr., 86,
of Harrisburg, PA went home to be with his Savior on March 9, 2016.

 Bernard and Faith (sister) Roof

He was born December 24, 1929 in Short Tact, NY, son of the late Milton and Althea (James) Roof.
He was married for 65 years to Norma M. (Palmer) Roof. They were married June 10, 1950.
Bernie graduated from Fillmore Central High School in 1948. He then attended Houghton College and transferred and graduated from God's Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his TH.B in 1972 in Tennessee.
Bernie retired from the pastorate in the Wesleyan Church in 1995 in which he started churches in NC, NJ, PA, NY, and MD.
He was an evangelist with his wife Norma, preaching and leading music with his trumpet.
Bernie was also a veteran during the Korean War and was in the Army Reserve.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and woodworking.
His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.
Bernard is survived by his wife Norma;
three daughters: Mrs. Shirley Roof Engert of Gasport, NY,
Mrs. Patricia Roof Progansky of Wapwallopen, PA,
The Rev. Roben Roof of Harrisburg, PA;
sister, Faith Taylor;
13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Roof Brewer; and son, Bernie M. Roof, Jr.
A memorial was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Short Tract United Methodist Church in Short Tract, NY. The committal service was at the Short Tract Cemetery following the service.
All were welcome to a dinner at the Short Tract Fire Hall following the committal service.
Bernie, we will miss your sense of humor; your eye for details; your giftedness; and your love for God, people, and ministry.
The family thanks Hospice of Central PA for their loving care.