Craig Edwin Roeper, aka, Rope, or Ropeman, the original Road Dog, passed away at the age of 77 on March 6th, 2023. Craig is survived by his daughter, Brooke, his son-in-law Joe, granddaughter Addie, son Brett, ex-wife of 36 years Bonnie, his brother Guy, sister-in-law Kathy and nephew Jason. Craig was the son of Elmer and Gladys Roeper. Craig was born on November 28th, 1945 and grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He attended three high schools in four years; Chagrin Falls, Massanutten Military Academy, and University School. He attended and graduated from Ohio University to the surprise of many based on the stories he used to tell from his time there. He was quite the adventurer: backpacking through Europe, taking a red Corvette convertible across the country, and racing the Baja 1000 in Mexico four times, one of those times placing 4th. Craig loved playing golf at CVCC, which he joined in the 1970s, and where he was notorious for calling any putt within a 6 foot radius a ‘gimme’. In 1980, he became a family man while living in St. Louis, Missouri with the birth of his daughter Brooke and later with the birth of his son Brett in 1983. Little did he know his children would continually play pranks on him for the next 40 plus years. He would pay them back by frequently bringing up Brooke and Brett’s athletic and academic achievements to any stranger that would stop long enough to listen and constantly send back food at any restaurant due to a ‘funny herb’ or the lukewarm temperature. Some of his most memorable moments, aside from family trips throughout the 1980s and 1990s, were a 5,000 mile RV trip with Brooke and Bonnie, an 18 year father son fishing trip tradition to Oak Lake Lodge in Canada, and a moose hunting trip with Guy and Jason, from which he would routinely remind everyone that ‘moose float’. Some of Craig’s happiest years were his final seven after the birth of his granddaughter Adelaide with whom he loved to spend as much time as possible. Craig is remembered and loved by many and will be dearly missed. He was a person you could come to with any problem or dilemma in your life and he would stay calm and tell you everything was going to be okay. We will all miss this about him, along with his legendary story telling ability. There will be an informal celebration of life for Craig at the Frohring Meadows Pavilion (16780 Savage Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023) on Friday, May 12, from 5-8 pm. In the meantime we wish Craig peace, love and music