Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Chester J. Roz
Oakfield- Chester J. Roz, age 93, of Oakfield, miner for U.S. Gypsum in Oakfield, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fairport.
Mr. Roz was born March 19, 1926, in Poland, son of the late Antoine and Anna Roz.
At age 16, he was taken from Poland to Germany in January 1943 during Nazi Occupation as slave labor, forced to work on a German Farm in Nassig. After World War II ended, Chester joined the USA Civilian Guard from June 1945 to October 1949. He came to the United States in October 1949 under the "Displaced Persons Program" through the Catholic Relief Services and became a United States Citizen in 1955. He returned to Poland in 1978 to visit his mother for the first time in 35 years.
A member St. Padre Pio Parish, he loved listening to polish music and enjoyed playing the accordion and harmonica. He continued to play harmonica even while he resided at Aaron Manor. He belonged to a CB Radio club for many years and he enjoyed gardening and mowing his lawn. He had a deep love, compassion and big heart for animals often taking in rescues as pets.
He is predeceased by his wife, Mary B. Latko Roz, who passed away on August 3, 2010.
He is survived by his children, James (Rose) Roz of Oakfield and Anne (Curt DeWolff) Roz of Webster; six granddaughters, Breanna Roz (Matthew Barenburg), Arianna (Devon) Chatt, Lindsey (Chase) Rothrock-Holcomb, Lauren (Corey) Rothrock-Timblin, Vanessa DeWolff and Christie DeWolff; and three great-granddaughters; Ava, Alahna and Aliah Chatt.
He is predeceased by his siblings, Poldick, Fredrick, Melka and Kasha Roz.
There will be no prior visitation. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Padre Pio Parish - St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue, Oakfield. Fr. Thaddeus N. Bocianowski will officiate. He will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chester's memory may be made to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, New York 14021.