Warren S. Roelkey, 52,

MAY 25, 1959-JAN. 24, 2012

January 25, 2012
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Warren Steven Roelkey, 52, of Keedysville, Md., passed suddenly from this life to the next on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.

Born May 25, 1959, in Olney, Md., he was the son of Robert W. and Elinore J. (Grimes) Roelkey Sr. of Boonsboro, Md.

Warren graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1977 and had been a member of Weverton Baptist Church.

He had been employed with Shenandoah Plastics, General Cable and Tamko Building Products in Frederick. Most recently, he was an employee of Eaton Corp. in Williamsport, Md.

Warren was an avid NASCAR and Baltimore Ravens fan. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for his love of his daughter, Regan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Keisha N. (Wilson) Roelkey; two daughters, Regan N. Roelkey and Stephanie M. Roelkey; his stepdaughter, Ripley Wittig, and his stepson, Cooper Wittig; six brothers and sisters, Bill Grimes and wife, Ruth, of Boonsboro, Betty Eichelberger and husband, Gary, of Williamsport, Jane Hammond and husband, Dennis, of Yarrowsburg, Md., Michael Roelkey and wife, Rhonda, of Rocky Ridge, Md., Tim Roelkey and wife, Sharon, of Hagerstown, and Trisha Roelkey of Boonsboro. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Warren was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandy L. Roelkey and Lisa Ann Roelkey; and one brother, Robert W. Roelkey Jr.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Charles R. Holder will officiate. Final resting place ceremonies will follow at the Brownsville Heights Cemetery in Brownsville, Md.

Friends are invited to visit beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27,  at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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