Victor T. Roren, 81, of Phoenix, Arizona, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 3, 2008. Victor was born on December 21, 1926 in the Smithtown Hospital on the Long Island north shore of New York, son of immigrant father, Emanuel Roren who was born in Bergen, Norway. Victor’s father joined the Norwegian Merchant Marines at age 14 and later married Laura Josephine Anderson, also from Norway. Victor met his beautiful wife, Catherine Veronica Clennen, through mutual friends in Weehawken, New Jersey. They were wed on December 7th yes, Pearl Harbor Day 1954. Catherine Veronica Roren survives Victor along with their three boys, Robert Victor Roren Bob, Raymond Joseph Roren Ray and James Francis Roren, Sr. J.R. and their grandchildren, Justin Victor Roren, James Francis Roren, Jr. and Asia Catherine Roren. Like his father, Victor served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines and later in the US Navy during the Korean conflict for a total of 10 years. Victor later leveraged his extensive sailing experience and spent his career in the rigging business. In 1974, Victor pioneered a westward move of his wife, three boys, cats and dogs to Phoenix, Arizona. This great husband, father, man will be missed by many. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 11th, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.
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