Frank “Buzz” M. Roepcke Jr.

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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March 2, 1939 – August 19, 2021

Kill Devil Hills, NC – Frank “Buzz” M. Roepcke Jr. peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 82.

Born in Jamaica, NY, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen Roepcke. He coached Connetquot High School’s JV Hockey Team for many years. He was a volunteer firefighter with West Sayville Fire Department and was a member of the West Sayville Flying Dutchmen Drill Team. He retired after 33 years as an Electrical Engineer with the FAA and moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC in 1995. He was a licensed Coast Guard Captain and enjoyed running charters, fishing, and spending time on the water with his family.

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He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Francis Roepcke.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen Roepcke; his three sons, Keith F. Roepcke, Frank M. Roepcke, III (Dana), Kurt F. Roepcke (Susan); and five grandchildren, Kurt, Will, Frank IV, Kyle, and Wendy.

A private celebration of life will be held in September.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colington Volunteer Fire Department’s Cadet Program (

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at