Wellsville, NY - Francis Edward "Ed" Roeske of Stevens Street passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012, at the Hart Comfort House following a brief illness. He was born on May 4, 1927 in Wellsville to Arthur and Bessie Paulman Roeske. On August 18, 1973 in Wellsville he married Barbara Burrows who survives.
Ed was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who served as a Merchant Marine during WWII. After the war for a time he owned and operated a service station in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Ed then worked for Air Preheater in Wellsville from where he retired from after 35 years. He also was a school bus driver for Wellsville Central Schools and after his retirement he became a limo driver for Steve Goodridge. Ed was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church who enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and being outdoors hunting and cutting fire wood. His family was everything to him and he will be remembered as hard working wonderful caring man.
Surviving besides his wife: 3 sons, Lance Roeske of Mazola, MT.: Matt Burkett Roeske of Danbury CT. and Terry (Tina) Dickerson of Bolivar; 5 daughters, Cassie (Bill) Stodart of Gettysburg, PA., Jenny (Stanley) Grant of Florida, Tracy Gerken of Woodland. CA, Amy Nelson of Montrose, CO. and Pamela (Charlie Cooper) Cook of Poughkeepsie; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; a brother, John (Kay) Roeske of Zephyrhills, FL and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Doug Dickerson and a grandson Jeffrey Cook; 3 brothers, Arthur "Barnie" Roeske, Dick Roeske and Dave Roeske; 4 sisters, Ginny Cowles, Betty Buckley, Joyce Leon and Jean Evans.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Ed's funeral service with be held on Thursday at 2 pm in the funeral home with Kathie Timpano Certified Lay Speaker presiding. Burial will take place in the Hallsport Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY. 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.