Loren E. Roosa, 90, of Northville, passed away on May 31 at St. Mary's Hospital following a short illness. He was born on August 15, 1921, to Ivan Roosa and Susie (Edwards) Thompson in Edinburg.
He attended the schoolhouse in Clarkville and later graduated from Northville Central School in 1941.
Loren proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He entered service on August 1942 and received his training at Lowry Field, Colo., and Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He went overseas to England in May 1943 as a member of the 409th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group, famously known as "Ted's Travelling Circus."
On June 8, 1946, he married Jane H. Popielarz who passed away in 1966.
He married Ruth C. Johnson in 1985 who predeceased him in 1993.
Loren was employed by Callanan Industries and retired in 1984.
He was a charter member of the Northville Gun Club and an avid outdoorsman. Loren enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, deer hunting, gardening, and taking his dog on walks throughout the village of Northville.
Loren is survived by two sons and one daughter: Darryl (Janet) Roosa of Northville, Darwin (Kathy) Roosa of Altamont, and Susan (Richard) Jones of Edinburg. He is also survived by several step-children: Barbara Baker, Gary Johnson, Mary Worden, David Johnson and Ann Johnson.
Also surviving are three grandchildren: Candice (Sean) Spooner of Queensbury, Alison Jones of Ilion, and Ashley Elizabeth Roosa of Northville, two great-grandchildren, Taye and Mallery Spooner, and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Loren is survived by two half-sisters: Ethel Schneider of Vernon, Conn., and Helen Young of Rulledge, Tenn. He was predeceased by a brother, Leaman Conkling, a sister, Katie Arsenault, and half-siblings Edith Martin and Robert Roosa.
Donations can be made in Loren's name to the American Heart Association.
Calling hours will be held at the Northville Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 5, from 11:00-1:00, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com