Charles Rosiczkowski, 86, formerly of Van Amber Road, died
Sunday morning, Sept. 23, at Lewis County Residential
A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St.
Peterís Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher
Carrara, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors by
Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, will follow in St.
Peterís Cemetery, New Bremen. A luncheon at St. Peterís
Church fellowship hall will follow the burial. Calling hours
will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Iseneker Funeral
Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born April 11, 1926, at home on the Flat Rock Road in the
town of Martinsburg, a son of the late Charles John and
Victoria Smuzewska Rosiczkowski, he attended country school
on the Flat Rock Road, and graduated from Lowville Academy
He was drafted into the U.S. Army on September 21, 1944,
serving with the 8th Division 28th
Brigade 3rd Battalion. Leon was a combat infantry
rifleman, and served in the Rhineland Central Europe theatre
during World War II. He received two battle stars and the
Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged on November 16,
1945, after being wounded in combat in Germany.
After his military service, Mr. Rosiczkowski worked at the
Latex Mill in Beaver Falls.
He married Marie Theresa Proulx on Nov. 8, 1947, at St.
Stephenís Catholic Church, Croghan with Rev. Hugh Ring
officiating. He worked on the family farm, and together with
his wife, owned and operated the dairy farm until their
retirement in 1985.
Mr. Rosiczkowski was a communicant of St. Stephenís
Catholic Church, Croghan, and was a member of Beaver River
Memorial Post #1663, Croghan and a Life Member of Lewis
County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW. He served as Town
of New Bremen Assessor for several years, and when he was
younger, was a fast-pitch softball pitcher.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and fixing things
inexpensively. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed
tending a large garden, canning, and giving away the excess.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Theresa; four
children, Leon Charles, Jr. and Eliana Rosiczkowski, Italy;
Gary Paul and Elaine Rosiczkowski, Turin; Joseph Wilfrid
Rosiczkowski, Canisteo, and Vickie Campany, Syracuse; twin
sisters, Anna and Harold Gathman, Columbus, North Carolina,
and Lillian and Gordon Shetler, Honey Grove, Texas; four
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and
A son-in-law, James T. Anderson, four sisters, Apoline
(Pauline) Halko, Helen Cerwinka, Stella (Sophie) Prusinowski,
and Caroline Rand, all died before him.
Contributions may be made to Beaver Falls Fire Dept., P.O.
Box 456, Beaver Falls, NY 13305; or to Lewis County Search
and Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made
online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and