June 17, 2013a

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

DURHAM

Andrew Edward Crabtree

DURHAM — Andrew Edward Crabtree, 19, of Durham, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.  He was the son of Guy Wayne Crabtree and Deborah DiFiore Crabtree, and the twin brother of Ashley Elizabeth Crabtree.

Andrew attended Immaculata Catholic School and graduated from Riverside High School, where he was a member of chorus, drama, and the swim team. He was on Homecoming Court, student of the month on several occasions, Prom King, and nominated for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship.  He also attended Governor’s School of North Carolina for drama, and was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in drama and history. 

Andrew was an actor, singer, philosopher, and walking encyclopedia who had a thirst for knowledge and a passion for books, movies, clothes (especially shoes) and his wide, eclectic circle of friends.  While attending both Riverside and UNC, Andrew appeared in various theatrical productions, often in the leading role. At UNC, he was very active in LAB! Theatre, and was a member of the improv group CHIPS.  He most recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theatre production of The Cripple of Inishmaan. 

In addition to acting, Andrew loved to sing. He was a member of The North Carolina Boys Choir and Riverside chorus.  Andrew attended the Duke Young Writers Camp as both a camper and a counselor.  Andrew was an accomplished and moving speaker as well as a wonderful and engaging writer.  He will be deeply missed and always remembered.

A funeral mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Chapel Hill Street in Durham, on Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 PM.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:30- 8:30 PM at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

Flowers are welcome, and donations may be made to North Carolina Governor’s School Foundation P.O. Box 20967 Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0967 or The LAB! Theater c/o UNC Center for Dramatic Art CB# 3230 Chapel Hill NC 27599-3230.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

 

Connie B. Rorie Roghelia

DURHAM — Connie B. Rorie Roghelia, 100, of Durham, died Sunday, June 16, 2013. Mrs. Roghelia was born in Chesterfield, SC, to the late Loe Bonnie Rorie and Mary Elizabeth Cassidy Rorie. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Lloyd Roghelia.  She was also preceded in death by five sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are three sons, Floyd Roghelia and wife, Patricia, Lloyd Roghelia and wife, Ruth; and Robert “Bobby” Roghelia and wife, Debbie; and a brother, Tommy Rorie and wife, Arlene; five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens with Rev. Diane Hill officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at Clements Funeral home.

The family request that in lieu of flowers please make donations to Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. 2522 Ross Road, Durham, North Carolina 27703 or at www.mowdurham.org.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

 

ELSWHERE

Ronald George Lynch J.D.

ORLANDO, FL — Ronald George Lynch J.D., 80, died on June 14, 2013.  Ron grew up in New York City and joined the US Army in 1953. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he joined the Miami Police Department and transferred to the Metro-Dade Sheriff's Dept and became a Homicide Detective. He practiced Law in the Miami area until moving his family to Washington, D.C. to work for the IACP. He then became the first Chief of Police of Lakewood, Colorado. He worked at the Institute of Government at UNC. He was the basketball coach to countless youth in Chapel Hill.  He was also Assistant to the Director of the North Carolina SBI. Ron then moved to Orlando, Florida and became a Colonel with the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. Finally, he became a Expert Witness in Security Trials dealing with police procedure. He was still working a case at the time of his passing. He lived 80 fulfilling years 49 of which he was married to his wife Katherine Anne Wallace-Lynch. He is the father of Scott Ronald Lynch and wife, Shirley,Christopher Jeffrey Lynch and wife Sarah, and Stacy Christine Lynch. His grandchildren are Shirley Nicole Lynch, Victoria Anne Lynch and Michael Scott Lynch, Connor Christopher Lynch, Joshua Payton Oakley and Sean Thomas Oakley. He was an amazing, honorable man quick to help anyone. Loved by all, He will be missed.