Edwin H. Roach



Edwin H. Roach 73 of Bluffton, SC formerly from Buffalo, NY and Old Lyme, CT, passed after a short illness on December 2, 2017. Over the years Ed always enjoyed meeting people and traveling to new places across the U.S. He had served in the US Navy early on and then attended the University of Buffalo, graduating Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration. He then re-entered the service as an Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and was assigned to teach at the Coast Guard Academy in New London CT. Following the end of his commission, he became interested in the advertising business and joined the New London radio station WNLC/WTYD-FM as an Account Executive, and was later promoted to General Manager. After leaving this position he continued in advertising by starting his own business, AB Advertising, from which he retired in 2009. Ed is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda, and her immediate family. Per his wishes a private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.