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FRSA John Mayo

John A. Mayo, FRSA Honorary Member, 85, Passed Away

John A. Mayo, FRSA Honorary Member, 85, passed away on January 21, 2020 after a long battle with a condition called Inclusion Body Myositis. In all the years of his battle, he always had a sense of humor and never complained. He was born in Astoria, New York on December 20, ...


James "Jim" Straw Passed Away

James “Jim” Straw passed away on January 18, 2020.

He worked as Project Manager for Manson Roofing since 2002 and was involved in the roofing industry for over 45 years. He is survived by his wife Lina Straw, three sons, one daughter, two stepdaughters, fifteen grandchildren and other family and friends. The funeral service was be held on Saturday, January ...


NRCA Longtime Member Passes Away

Longtime NRCA Member Passes Away

Samuel T. Piper, former president of NRCA member J.A. Piper Roofing Co. Inc., Greenville, S.C., passed away Jan. 8. He was 96. Piper was a 1944 Citadel graduate and proud veteran that served as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. Piper served as president of J.A. Piper Roofing Co. ...


Remembering Robert White

Remembering Robert White

By Vincent Salzo, Patch. Information via Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home He founded RH White Roofing, where he employed many roofers who went on to start their own businesses. Robert White, 79, of Hamden, peacefully passed away at CT hospice on October 3rd after a brief illness. He was born in ...


Rob McReynolds in memoriam

In Memoriam: Rob McReynolds

A message from the Colorado Roofing Association. Rob McReynolds (60) had a passion for life that gave him the strength to overcome many challenges, run a successful roofing business and live a rewarding life all the way to the end. He passed away peacefully on Sept 17 after a graceful, life ...


FRSA Passing of Les Gory

Passing of Les Gory

Les Gory passed with his family in his home on Monday, September 30th. He was 75. He was a loving husband to his wife of 53 years, Dallas, and together they raised three sons. The love of his family was the foundation of his being. Les began his career in roofing as ...


Mike Manache

Tragic Loss in the Roofing Industry

By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Mike Mancheno’s company sets up a GoFundMe for his only son. Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing lost a valuable person.  Mike Mancheno, 57, was the victim of an automobile accident in Fair Oaks, California.  “He wasn’t just a parent, he was Dylan’s best friend,” wrote Rosemary Reynolds on ...


RCS James Murton Miami

Roofer James Murton Remembered for Roofing Miami’s Most Recognized Buildings

James Murton started Murton Roofing in 1976 with two of his brothers and focused on commercial properties. Murton’s daughter told the Miami Herald, that Murton, who died at 64 on August 2 from liver cancer, is behind a major part of some of South Florida’s most familiar buildings. Among the recognizable ...


TARC - Johnathan Price

Remembering the Life of Jonathan Lee Price

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Jonathan Lee Price. Jonathan has been a member of Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors through Professional Roofing Contractor, Inc., in Shelbyville, Tennessee. A Celebration of Life Service for Jonathan will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel at 6:00 pm on Thursday, ...


FRSA Morris Swope

FRSA Mourns the Passing of Morris Swope, CPRC

By Lisa Pate, FRSA.  It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Morris Swope, Tampa Roofing Co. Inc. Morris was an FRSA Life Member, Campanella Award Recipient, Past President and Certified Professional Roofing Contractor (CPRC). He was father to Keith Swope, CPRC, Past President, Life Member ...


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