BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Alex “Yogi” Roscoe, of Brookfield, Ohio, entered life eternal at 5:39 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, while a patient at Sharon Regional Health Care System in Sharon, Pennsylvania, following a brief illness, he was 98.
Ann Roscoe, rejoined her husband only one day apart, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, while at home and surrounded by the love of her family, she was 92.
Alex was born November 11, 1919, in Pulaski, Pennsylvania, a son to Paul and Stephanie (Sonchek) Roscoe.
Ann was born October 28, 1925, in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Joseph and Martha (Petchak) Poltor.
Self was forgotten the day that Alex left his home to defend our flag and to help keep our country free when he enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII. In March of 1940, he was assigned to serve with the 21st Infantry, “M” Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Division. He survived the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the jungles of New Guinea. After a furlough, he was reassigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, to serve with the 3rd Infantry, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion. During his last stint on foreign soil, he was the number one Gunner on a 57MM Anti-tank gun. In addition, he was a guard at the German P.O.W. compound in Mainz, Germany. He participated in the battles of the Central Pacific, Central Europe, Northern France and Rhineland. His decorations and citations include the Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Service Medal with Star, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Medal.
Following his honorable discharge in June of 1945, he found work as a metal burner at G.A.T.X. in Masury, Ohio and retired after 35 years of service.
During the war, Ann worked at Westinghouse as a “Rosie the Riveter” and later stayed home to raise her family.
Together they were members of the Brookfield United Methodist Church in Brookfield.
Yogi was a member of the former VFW Post #8860 in Masury and a former volunteer with the Brookfield Fire Department.
In his spare time, he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Indians fan. He was also proud to have been a blood donor who gave more than three gallons to Sharon, Farrell and St. Elizabeth Hospitals.
In her spare time, she enjoyed getting everyone together. She frequently hosted Bingo pizza parties, as well as an amazing baker and cake decorator. In addition, she loved reading, traveling, working puzzles and watching television. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and will be missed dearly by everyone.
They are both survived by their children, Tom and Diane Roscoe of Brookfield, Janice and Ron Normand of Brookfield and Alan and Carol Roscoe of Vienna, Ohio; their grandchildren, Sarah Wilson, Holly Corder, Tracey Roscoe, Matthew Normand, Sheldon Normand, Adam Mauk and Leah Roscoe and their great-grandchildren, Brennan Normand, Remi Normand, Lillia Stamm, and Nora Corder.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers and two sisters, while she was preceded by her four brothers and a sister.
A time of gathering to honor Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., in the Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove Street in Brookfield, Ohio 44403.
Their celebration continues with a “Together Forever” service beginning at 1:00 p.m.
They will be laid to rest in the Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League c/o the funeral home.
Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)
A television tribute has aired for Mr. Roscoe on Thursday, November 23 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.
A television tribute will air for Mrs. Roscoe on Friday, November 24 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.