Blair Roach |

Blair Roach

Blair Roach, 74, of Cave Rock, Nev., passed away Nov. 24, 2005, in Las Vegas.

He was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Butler, N.J., and his family moved to Las Vegas in 1937. He attended Las Vegas schools beginning in the first grade and was a graduate of Las Vegas High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and after returning to Las Vegas, he went to work at the newly opened Sands Hotel. In 1972, he moved to Lake Tahoe, where he was a casino executive at the Sahara Tahoe for many years and later at Caesars Tahoe, until his retirement seven years ago.

He was an avid sportsman and sports fan. He loved the Lake Tahoe environment because it provided the means to follow his passion for hunting, fishing, golf and skiing. He was a longtime member of the well-known Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Bobbi Roach of Cave Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and John Hunt of Las Vegas; son, Billy Roach of Incline Village, Nev.; sisters, Patty Beverell and Gail Bradley of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren.

Private services were conducted in Las Vegas. A casual party to celebrate Blair’s life will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Edgewood Tahoe.

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