JACKSONVILLE - Roger Gendreau, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Infant of Prague Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.
Mr. Gendreau was a son of the late Robert, Sr. and Geralda Gendreau. He retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1973 after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of both the Korean War and Vietnam War, where he served two combat tours. He was a life member of the DAV, NCOA and Chapter 642 Order of the Purple Heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Yoshiko Minami Gendreau.
Survivors include his second wife, Megumi Sashida Gendreau; his three sons, Richard of Sneads Ferry, Allen and his wife, Wanda of New Bern and Donald of Albuquerque, NM; two grandchildren, Allison Vincellette of Palm Bay, FL and Kayleigh Gendreau of Albuquerque, NM; two great-grandsons, Gabriel and Jaxson; and two brothers, Robert Junior Gendreau and Ronald Gendreau.