Howard Roosa

Howard Roosa, 91, of Astoria, died at 11:18 p.m. June 27, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Hickory Township, in Schuyler County, a son of Don J. and Beulah Roe Drummond Roosa. He married Ruth Esther Browning on Nov. 28, 1943, in Griggsville. She died Aug. 19, 1994.

He also was preceded in death by one sister, Irma Ambrosius; and one brother, James Roosa.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol Ann (and Joe) Runyon of Lincoln, Sharon Lee (and Robert) Allen of Mancos, Colo., and Marlene Elaine Roosa of Richmond, Va.; one son, Kenneth Wayne Roosa of Butler, Penn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was a farmer.

He was a member of Astoria Christian Church and Astoria Lions Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Gary Sheets officiating. Burial will follow in Astoria Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Christian Church or Astoria Lions Club.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2009