Jesse and Phyllis Roa's blend of creativity blessed their family in many ways
Last week, The Herald-News ran a story about a paramedic for the Plainfield Fire Protection District, Kathie Roa, who didn’t let a serious heart condition stop her service.
Kathie died within a week of her father Jesse’s death on Jan.27; her mother mother Phyllis’ had died April 19, 2019. Here’s the story of the parents who raised her.
When Phyllis and Jesse Roa of Joliet met, Phyllis was performing with the "Y" Players of Joliet (later the Curbside Theatre).
Jesse was the wedding photographer hired to take publicity pictures of the play, “Gramercy Ghost.”