Chuck was my brother-in-law - married to my sister, Beth. He was funny, smart - and irreverent at times. I admired him because he took care of his family - no matter what it took. Although he was a doctor, he wasn't hung up on status. He drove a truck for a time while he worked through the process of getting his credentials in Georgia. He selflessly handled the dental work for several members of my family.
Just three days before his death, he spoke at my mother's 90th birthday party - giving a heartfelt talk about how much she had meant to him. More than a few people told me it was the most meaningful and touching part of the birthday celebration. And many people had tears in their eyes as he spoke.
What meant the most to me, though, is how much Chuck supported my granddaughter Lily when she was going through treatment for leukemia at Vanderbilt's children's hospital. He followed her battle on Caringbridge, and he always asked about her. Even in his speech at the birthday celebration 3 days before his death, Chuck mentioned Lily and her leukemia journey. He was no fair-weather friend: Chuck's concern "went the distance" through years of treatment and afterwards.
Chuck will be sorely missed by our family. Rest in peace, Chuck.
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To the family, friends and co-workers of Dr. Roszel, my sincere condolences to you. I have the pleasure of being a member of the Georgia Public Health Dental organization, where I met Dr. Roszel . Having attended meetings and sessions with Dr. Roszel, I have admired his straightforwardness, his care and concern, not only for dental care for the children of Georgia, but also for adults. Dental services were always at the forefront of his agenda. He will be greatly missed by you all and the dental community, near and far in our state. I am thankful that the journey of our lives crossed. May God bless you all and give you peace.
Donations in memory of Dr. Charles Roszel can be made to Lily's Lily's Garden, Monroe Carell, Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Info at lilysgarden.org
Beth and family, I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Roszel was a good man, who did good things, and he was a true hero. He was strongly dedicated to the improvement of oral health. Dr. Roszel will be sorely missed by his family, his colleagues and coworkers, and by the patients he tirelessly served. His family has my deepest sympathy.
My time in Rome, GA with Dr. Roszel had one of the greatest impacts on the direction of my career. I am forever grateful for all his kindness, encouragement, and endless support. He will certainly be missed.
"Bon Vivant, Raconteur, Man about the Delta", Comrade-in-Arms. Time to stand down, Chuck. True strength lies in gentleness. A Blessing on you and Prayers for your wife and family.
I learned alot from him. He was a great teacher and a role model to learn from. I know he will be missed by so many of us as his students.
Dr. Roszel was a great teacher. I learned a great deal from him in my time at his clinic in Rome.
I had the pleasure of serving with Dr. Roszel aboard the USS Mercer in Vietnam. He was a good man and friend to all. I know he will be missed by you the family and he will be remembered by me as he was part of my navy family. May God grant you comfort and peace.
Dr. Roszel's love of dentistry, of patients and of teaching students was a huge gift to our dental program at Georgia Regent's University College of Dental Medicine. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and loved him.
I had the pleasure of serving with Chuck on USS Mercer in Vietnam. He was always ready to go ashore in the villages to provide dental care to children, and did so at much risk as we operated in areas known to be held by Viet Cong. He was also a fun shipmate, and so far as I know, was the only Dental Officer in the Navy to achieve status as "Qualified Officer of the Deck Underway".
My sympathy to his family. God bless!
I had the distinct privilege of spending a 2 week oral surgery rotation in Rome under Dr. Roszel during my senior year of dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Roszel's expanse of knowledge and real-world advice were a tremendous resources that I will always value. I am deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Roszel's passing and will always remember my rotation in Rome with fond memories. I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.