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W. Roak Zeller
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    628 West Main Street
    Kent, OH 44240-2212

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“Roak inspired me to be involved in the Young Republicans and we became fast friends. He was relentless about his passions in life and made everyone...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Tom O'Neill - Youngstown, OH

“Roak was someone with whom I disagreed politically, but he was never disagreeable about it. He was always respectful of opposing positions and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sally Burnell - Kent, OH - friend

“We worked on many campaigns together. Roak maintained his vigor, even after defeat. He could always be counted on to assist in any race that would...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jim bucks - Aurora, OH - friend

“Roak, Did not know you well. I am sorry you lost your life in such an unfotunate manner. From my vantage point in life, you always strived to make a...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: ALLEN RYAN - WARREN, OH

“Roak, you are and always will be my high school locker buddy. I loved that we were in the band all those years together! You have the best smile and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tracie Frana (Zingler) - Aurora, CO

“My heart is heavy right now. Roake was a good friend of mine, he went out of his way to help me whenever he could and I will never forget the day he...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Daisha D. Patterson - Akron, OH


W. Roak Zeller, 42, of Kent, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, after a fatal car accident. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on August 18, 1971. Roak graduated from Theodore Roosevelt HS and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kent State University.

Roak was passionate about social conservative political causes and helping needy animals. He is survived by his sister, Desiree Zeller, his parents, Tom and Mary Zeller, and grandmother Patricia Zeller. Roak's thoughtful, generous, passionate spirit and one-of-a-kind nature will greatly be missed by family, friends and many in Kent and surrounding communities.

A memorial service will be held at his church, Fishcreek Church of the Nazarene, 4669 Fishcreek Road, Stow, Ohio 44224, on Patriot's Day, Wednesday, September 11th at 7PM. The family will receive friends from 5PM-7PM prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Bissler and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.