Richard “Dick” Roos

Richard V. “Dick” Roos, 84, of Jamestown, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, he was born April 13, 1929, the son of the late Oscar Roos and Elsie Bredberg Roos Griffin.

Dick attended Jamestown High School and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII from 1944 to 1946.

In earlier years Dick had numerous jobs; prior to retirement. Dick was a self-employed carpet installer for 40 years.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, bingo, cooking, crosswords and roller skating. Dick was a good storyteller who was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, especially his fishing and hunting trip to Alaska in 2004 to visit his daughter Heidi and her family.

Dick was a member of the War Vets Recreation Club, IOOF of Ellington, Cassadaga Country Club and Chautauqua Golf Club.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Walker Roos, whom he married June 27, 1987 in the town of Busti; one son, Richard D. (Linda) Roos; five daughters, Pamela (Doug) Merrill; Deborah (Gary) Schauman; Susan Donnelly; Heidi (Tim) Stage; Hillary (Dennis) Rhoades; 20 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a step son Jim (Lori) Walker; two step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond Roos in 2002, Robert Roos in 2004, his sister Harriett Roos Mescall in 2011, a granddaughter Hope Schauman in 1995, his stepfather Lester Griffin and his step daughter and step son-in-law Joyce and Gordon Skinner in 2013.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Ferguson pastor of Busti Church of God will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to a charity of one’s choice.

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