In Memoriam: Paul P. Roche, Tingue, Brown & Co.

Bruce Beggs |

HUNTLEY, Ill. — Paul P. Roche, 68, a former longtime sales manager for Tingue, Brown & Co., died at his home July 18.

Roche was well known throughout the industry and frequently contributed to trade publications during his long career. He is a former member of the American Laundry NewsPanel of Experts.

Surviving are his wife, Donna; five children, Paul Roche Jr., Rebecca Hernandez, Deborah Pope, Thomas Roche and Michael Roche; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Politzki and JoAnn Calkins; and a brother, John Roche.

A funeral mass was said Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley.

Online condolences may be directed to DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service (, or call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 for more information.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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