Jerald “Jerry” Thomas Roback was born in Worthington, Ohio 6/6/1944, and died on 1/17/2023 in Tacoma, where he had lived for 47 years. He is survived by his children, Chelsea and Joshua Blackburn-Roback, and his sisters, Joan Maher, Judy Roback, and Jennifer Roback, his brothers Joseph and John having predeceased him. Jerry was well-loved by friends, and enjoyed his life which included world travel, and years of helping oth- ers. Jerry was known for his wit and sense of humor and fun-loving adventurous spirit. A memorial service will be held at the Japanese Pagoda, Pt Defiance Park, Tacoma, on Saturday February 11 at 2:00 pm.