June 7, 1961 — October 31, 2018
HAMPTON — Robert J. Rozell, 57, of Hampton, passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Born June 7, 1961 in Sharon, Connecticut, he was the son of the Late Edward Rozell of Pennsylvania, and Rachel Nichols of Castleton, Vermont.
He leaves behind his best friend, and beloved wife, Sherry Rozell; and his two sons, Zachery Rozell of Whitehall, and Mike Kelley of Poultney, Vermont. He was predeceased by one son, Rodney Rozell of Arizona.
He is survived by his siblings, Edward (Peg) Rozell of Rutland, Vermont, Tina (Gus) Rozell of Whitehall, Tammie (Luke) Gimmler of Dresden, Ted (Joanne) Rozell of Whitehall; his brother-in-law, Gene JR (April) Sherwood, and sister-in-law, Heather (Rich) Didio; his father-in-law “Pa”, Gene Sherwood Sr.; two grandchildren, Christopher and Christina of Arizona; A special girl, Aubrey, and her sister Maddison; several nephews and nieces; and great nephews and great nieces. Bob was known as the cool uncle and an uncle to many others.
Bob was loved by many people. He was known for his burn outs with his 69 Chevy pickup. His wife says he was a jack of all trades, he could cook a meal, fix a car, built them a house and fix anything. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also the proud keeper of our green grass, flowers and cleanest pool. He loved to tend to them while jamming out to his loud music with his pit bull, Lilly, by his side.
Bob retired from Galusha & Sons, in 2013. He was a heavy equipment operator. In his last month he wanted to go see his boys, his extended family. They put a BBQ on for him, and then he went to work for a day with his boys. He said, I quote “I’ll never forget those guys”.
Bob wanted to remind everyone to always support your local fire department. He was very proud of the Hampton Fire Department boys. Special thanks to Matt Sears for always being on standby for us. Donations can be made in Bob’s name to them at P.O. box 34, Hampton, NY 12837.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall. Following the visitation, a prayer service will conducted at 12:30 p.m. by Rev. Kevin Gebo, Pastor of the Truthville Baptist Church. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Whitehall Marina.
Online condolences may be made at www.jillsonfuneralhome.com.