In Memoriam: Mr. Mark Roath

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  • By 301st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
  • 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Group

Mr. Mark Roath, assigned to the 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Group, unexpectedly passed away on November 27. His loss will be felt by many across the wing and his legacy on the 301st Fighter Wing will continue for generations to come.

Mr. Roath was a 301st Fighter Wing member more than 21 years. After retiring in 2019 with 38 years of service between Air Force active-duty and reserve components, Mr. Roath continued to serve his country and the maintenance group that had become his second family.

Mr. Roath is described by his fellow Wingmen as kind and humble. He dedicated himself to helping others and would not hesitate sharing his expertise or wisdom through all ranks of the Maintenance Group. His work ethic was second to none and his positive attitude will be missed throughout the wing and the entire maintenance community.

“We are deeply saddened by Mark’s passing,” said Col. Allen Duckworth, 301st Fighter Wing commander. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

“Warriors, take care of each other,” said Duckworth. “With losses, it is important to come together and help one another. If you need assistance, lean on your Wingman or get connected to our resources.”

Please do not hesitate to call Ms. Mary Arnold, Director of Psychological Health, at (817) 782-3287 or the Religious Affairs Office (682) 265-0358 at any time for assistance as needed or to help assist anyone who may be struggling with this loss.

The 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Group Command Section is accepting cards and letters on behalf of Mr. Roath’s family. Please coordinate with Ms. Denise Lopez or Chief Master Sergeant John Candey for drop off of these items.

Formal arrangement information for Mr. Roath can be found through the following website:

Public Affairs (817) 782-5000