Of Acton, formerly Brockton, Jan. 12, 2008. Beloved husband of 55 yrs. of Loretta (Malinsky). Father of Gregory Roscoe of Falmouth, ME, Donna Nickerson of Framingham, Andrew Roscoe of Dunkirk, MD, Patricia Slattery of Stow, MA & Joan Abbott of Higganum, CT. Proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren. Brother of Norman, David & Robert Roscoe & Harriet Foster. A celebration of Harvey's life will be held Wed., Jan. 16th at 10am at the VA Chapel, (Bld 81) 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, with a reception to follow at the family home, 6 Cherry Ridge Rd, Acton. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Harvey H. Roscoe Memorial Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 577 Mass Ave, Acton, MA 01720, established to benefit hospice & paliative care at the GRECC Unit at the VA Hospital, Bedford. US Navy aviator WW II; Distinguished Flying Cross recipient; MIT grad; ret. Raytheon.
Published in the Boston Globe from 1/14/2008 - 1/15/2008.
Just letting you know that my husband, Cecil Martin Russ, passed away May 25, 2008 at home in DeBary, Florida. Am giving you a rundown on his Navy service: Enlisted in the U.S. Navy as Apprentice Seaman May 23, 1939, at the Naval Air Station, Opa Locka, Fl. Transferred to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fl, Sept. 15, 1940. During this term of service rose in rating to Aviation Machinist Mate, first class. Entered U.S. Navy flight schools Oct. 6, 1942. Schools included the University of Georgia, Naval Pilot Training at New Orleans, and Naval Pilot Training at Pensacola. Graduated from pilot training July 14, 1943, appointed rank of Ensign. Transferred to U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fl, for operational flight training. Assigned to the European War Theater 1944 to serve as second pilot in heavy, four-engine Bombers based at French Morocco, North Africa. *Bombing Squadron 111* reassigned from the European Theater to the Pacific War Theater. Served from December 1944 to July 1945. Participated in the war zones in the Pacific at Saipan, Tinian, Moratai, Ewo Jima, Philippines, Okinawa, Borneo. Appointed rank of Lieutenant (j.g.) USN. Returned to the U.S. to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station as flight instructor in twin-engine Beechcraft, July 1945. Presented U.S. Navy medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and U.S. Navy Unit Commendation on December 1945 by Commander Weymouth. Discharged May 12, 1946 as flight instructor at Jacksonville and entered the Naval Reserve Service. After 3 years in college resigned the Naval Reserve. Total years service from enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1939 to the resignation in 1949 were 10 years: 7 years active duty and 3 years reserve duty.> Martin was very proud of his service in the Navy and he was buried in his uniform. Yes, he could still get in his uniform! Please remove his name from your mailing list. My heart is heavy, but I > know it is for the best. We are looking for the Lord to come back when we will be reunited.
Corinne W. Russ
Norman J. Roinestad AO1, CAC USN Ret.
"WINDSOR - Norman Roinestad, 83, of Windsor - This beautiful soul reunited with the love of his life on October 18, 2014. He was born March 17, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to John Norman and Viota Roinestad. Norman enjoyed 20 years of military service after joining the Navy in 1948. He received many certificates of good conduct and was an expert marksman. Some highlights of his service include time spent in Trinidad and time aboard the USS Essex and was a member of the VP-21. Norm worked at Sears in Augusta, Togus VA and Charlie's Motor Mall. He also belonged to the Bethlehem Masonic Lodge in Augusta and loved helping with the Shrine Circus. Norman was very proud to be a senior ambassador of the Kora Shrine Temple of Lewiston. He was a member of the VFW Post 887 and several other clubs.He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia; infant son, John Norman II; brother Verle; and brother-in-law Paul Schoch...."
Email from Linda Roinestad, daughter of Norman Roinstad. "Dear Friends of Norman John Roinestad, It is with heavy heart that I send this email. My Dad passed away on Saturday, Octotber 18th. He was the best Daddy a girl could ever have! After almost six years my Mom and Dad are finily togother again! He made us all promise not to cry, well I haven't been able to keep that promise. Dad always said "If I die today it's with no regrets, I've had a great life, loving family, wonderful friends and beautiful memories, what more can a Man ask for". A day didn't go by that Dad wasn't telling a story about "when I was stationed" he so loved his time in the Navy!
Henry J. Rosler, 1999
Since retirement I have been active in church and charity works here in Hazelwood, MO.
Email from Anne Rosler-Kribbs of 06/19/2011:
"On Feburary 7th 2011 my father Henry Rosler passed away. He had been in declining health for some time due to his bone marrow no longer making blood. He was laid to rest in Sacred Heart Cemetery Florrissant MO with military honors. He was an active member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. His last years were spent enjoying church, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild."
1948, Twenty years old
~1949, First Goody Bars
1968, Last Shipover, NWEF, Kirtland AFB, NM
1973, The Real Estate Salesman
My wife of 48 years passed away in 1999. I have since met another lady and we are engaged. We are both planning to be at the May 2005 reunion.
F. Rosfeld, 82, of Huber Heights, passed away on November 19, 2013 at Dayton VA
was born on January 7, 1931 to Otto and Cordelia (Schneider) Rosfeld in Franklin
John worked as a Letter Carrier for United States Postal Service for over 30 years, served in the United States Navy, and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Rosfeld, his parents, and four siblings.
John is survived by his three daughters, Ruth Harris, Jana Rosfeld, and Wanda Cline, two sons, John P. Rosfeld and Mark Rosfeld, a brother, Harold Rosfeld, grandchildren, Lee Harris, Steven Harris, Sydney Cline, and Jonathan Rosfeld. He is also survived by numerous family and friends.
Theresa Rogero Ferlisi wrote; “My dad, Gene Rogero, retired after 30 years in the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. He was extremely proud of his service to his country and shared many wonderful stories with his family about his years in the Navy. He always looked forward to getting together with his fellow servicemen and their wives over the years and enjoyed catching up on everyone's news at the reunions. His death on September 15, 2011 from a heart attack at 89 years of age was shocking to his family as he bowled twice a week with our mom, still cut the grass and maintained his home in Sanford, Florida, was a lead usher at his church, and seemed a vision of health. We miss him, his wisdom and wonderful sense of humor every day.”
Richard L. “Dick” Rinestine, age 85, of Maumee, Ohio, formerly of Delta, passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, January 31, 2016, at Swanton Valley Health Care. He was born August 3, 1930 in East Liverpool, Ohio to Victor and Agnes (Werner) Rinestine. He married Mary Rinestine on September 21,1951 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Richard served in the US Navy. Richard was very outgoing, he loved to read, tinker with cars, and listen to jazz and big band music. He was a big watch collector; he also collected anything with lions. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, Susan (Joe) Poddany, Rick (Betty) Rinestine, Nancy Jacobs, Janice (Jake) Lauer, and Steven Rinestine; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Call.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Cherry Street Mission.
Franklin, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on September 23,
2016 after a valiant year-long battle against cancer. He was the youngest of 10
children born in Pike Co., KY. and grew up in the Ashland, KY area. He was a
Naval Aviator for 5 years and flew the P2V airplane all over the world. He
graduated from Purdue University with an Aeronautical Engineering degree and
retired after a successful 33-year career at McDonnell Douglas. His interests
included travel, golf, bridge, and spending time with his extended family. A
lifelong Christian, he was a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of
Ellisville. Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Virginia Irwin
Roberts, and three children: Julie Dawn Bell (John), Kyle Irwin Roberts
(Suzanne) and Mark Gregory Roberts (Barb); and 8 grandchildren. Services:
Funeral service at First Baptist Church Ellisville, 137 Clarkson Road,
Ellisville, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gideon's International, 437
Gabriel Dr., Kirkwood, MO 63122.
Lewiston - Clarence R. (Reggie) Rawls (9) of Stevens St. died Sunday August 2nd at age 81at his home with his family by his side. One day shy of his 58th wedding anniversary. Born in Aulander N.C. May 9th, 1934 a son of the late Clarence & Ida Rawls he was a graduate of Aulander High School in the Class of 1952. Mr. Rawls was a member of the Lewiston Christian Fellowship Church and served Honorably in the United States Navy during 1955 to 1975 and flew P-2 Neptune Planes while stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station. He served honorably in the United States Navy with deployments into Europe tracking Soviet submarines during the Cold War. Upon retirement he worked for General Electric in Rhode Island as a quality assurance inspector during construction of the Navy's Trident Class submarine's. Reggie was a devoted husband and a wonderful father. He loved to golf and could be seen practicing in the back yard from time to time. When with family he enjoyed miniature golf, cards and board games as well as barbecuing on a clear summer day. Lately he would go to the camp grounds to enjoy time with family and when at home he enjoyed sitting on his back deck watching the birds and squirrels. He loved family pets but especially Dakota. He left an indelible mark on each of us. His life taught us how to be responsible adults, work hard and love one another. It is a true honor to call him "Dad"! He is survived by his wife the former Patricia C. Marois of Lewiston whom he married August 3rd, 1957, 2 sons Thomas R. Rawls and his wife Mary of Cincinnati Ohio, Robert A. Rawls and his wife Virginia (Jen) of Lewiston, grandchildren, Anthony and Susan Fowler, Kera McKellick, Adam, Aaron, Nicole, Zachary, Hannah, and Jason Rawls great-grandchildren Danika Rawls and Aoibheann "Even" McKellick his sisters, Janet Rowe and Margaret Clark. He was also predeceased by his grandson Matthew Rawls and sister Carlene Maxim The family wishes to thank nursing and Dr staff of CMMC and Androscoggin Hospice. Online condolences and photo gallery atwww.thefortingroupauburn.com Visitation Fortin / Auburn Wednesday August 5th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.. A celebration of Mr. Rawls life will be celebrated Thursday August 6th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Committal with Military Honors Gracelawn Memorial Park 980Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210. Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 042410 (207) 783-8545
Dec 31, 1937 – Aug 18, 2018 Robert (Bobby) Charles Rohr passed away on 18 August 2018 at Florida Hospital Flagler with his beloved wife Nita by his side. Bobby was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Anne and Charles “Rip” Rohr (Class of 1930) on December 31, 1937 in the middle of a raging snowstorm. His dad was happy that he was born in time to be a tax deduction, but he couldn’t find their car for 3 days!
Bobby loved the Naval Academy so much he did 5 years instead of 4 and graduated with the Super Class of 1960. As a Naval Aviator, his career took him from coast to coast with a 6-year layover in Hawaii split between VP squadrons and the Pacific Command 3rd Fleet. Along the way, he also earned 2 master’s degrees and began work on a Ph. D.
Retiring his wings after 5,100+ flight hours, he went on to work for beltway bandit contractors for the Department of Defense. His second love (after his wife) was shopping which turned into a rewarding Real Estate career in Palm Coast Florida. He was known as one of the hardest working realtors in the area and “honest to a fault” often putting in his own time and money to ensure fellow vets found the home of their dreams. Although in the last few years he had health issues, he was grateful for every day. When asked how he was, his reply was always “I’m vertical!”
He is survived by his loving wife, Nita; sister, Marilyn Bierylo; daughter, Corkey; grandchildren, Jennifer and Michael; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Flagler Humane Society (https://flaglerhumanesociety.org/donate/, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137) or to the Old Goats and Kids Who Care, a group supported by Bob and his classmates which help transitioning wounded warriors and Navy SEAL families working through the CHKIV Foundation. These donations will go towards an "Old Goats and Kids Who Care Barn" on the new C4 Ranch in which Bob and other Old Goats will be remembered. To donate online go to https://c4foundation.org/ or mail to CHKIV Foundation PO BOX 181679 Coronado, California 92118. Please be sure to note "For Old Goats and Kids Who Care in memory of Bobby Rohr".
CONDOLENCE NOTE FROM MARY SIKES
Memories of Bob and Nita go all the way back to USNA days when he was a young officer at the Academy and busted Joe and me one day. Joe was throwing tickets out his window to me for a Dionne Warwick concert...Bob was an imposing figure and scared us both. No demerits, but a scolding.
A few years later we meet him again, LCDR at our 1st VP 17 party. Oh sh__ we thought. He is going to remember that day!?! Career over on day one!
He did remember, but he laughed and gave us a hug and a warm welcome. He and Nita became dear friends and mentors to both of us in those early years when we all needed that kind of support.
RIP Bob and condolences to Nita.
RICH, Harold (Gus), of Cookeville, died at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, from complications involving a stroke. He was born 83 years ago in Fresno, California. Gus was the American Legion Post Commander in Cookeville for 11 years, and only recently resigned. He was an active person, contributing greatly to the operations of the plant nursery he, and his wife, Sheila, owned. He was a farmer at heart and was out tilling the ground for late vegetable plants just a week before his last illness. Gus was no stranger to tragedy, having lost both his wife and son years before meeting Sheila. With his marriage to Sheila, he found a large family ready to embrace him as father and grandfather. He and Sheila just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Gus earned a B.A. in business from University of California Fresno before being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. During his career, he was a farmer, tilling the ground near Susanville, California. Later, he was a property appraiser and assisted Sheila in the operations of Jean Martin Homes for the deaf and blind in Sacramento. But it was his work as a missionary where his legacy will be most appreciated. He helped build schools and a hospital in Honduras, where he served helping the local people for four years. A “can-do” person, he purchased and loaded a box truck with tools and other helpful supplies and drove the Pan American Highway from Cookeville to Honduras. It was during this 12-day trip that a huge earthquake hit and made navigation on the highway nearly impossible. He never considered turning-around but found ways to continue a trip that would help many people. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; sons, Terrance, Michael and Russell; his daughter, Kathleen and their spouses; and 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Natalie, Yamilet, Remy, Catita, Jason, Anthony, Johnny, Sara Rita, Jacob, and Benjamin. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cookeville for 18 years and taught Sunday school for several years. Memorials may be given to the American Legion where scholarships for books and tuition assistance have been established. His granddaughters, Natalie and Yamilet, were with him during his peaceful transition.