Julian Faustino Roxas, 86, Winfield, Ill., son of a Portage County native, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home in Wheaton, Ill. A private burial will be Friday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fancher in the town of Stockton in Portage County.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Donations can be made to the family.
Condolences may be offered online at www.williams-kampp.com.
Mr. Roxas was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Faustino Roxas Philippines and Helen (Werachowski) of Arnott.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Theater on Okinawa. After Japan surrendered, he formed the “Rocky Roxas and the Solid 7” dance band that played at officers clubs on the island of Okinawa.
He worked for the city of Evanston in Fleet Services from 1979 to 1992. From 1964 to the late 1970s, he owned the Ashburn Hobby Shop in Chicago, Ill. Earlier, he worked as manager of auto parts for a Chicago car dealership.
Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Roxas and Cynthia McNally; one son, Anthony (Bogna), two stepchildren, Robert (Tricia) Snedeker and Sandy (Frank) Kindle; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean Reynolds; and one brother, Francis.