John L. Rozen, 72 , of Wareham, passed away Friday, March 15, with his family at his side. He was the husband of Patricia (Jacobsen) Rozen of Wareham. John was born in Warwick, R.I., the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (McDermott) Rozen. He attended Randolph public schools and graduated from Randolph High School. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he later worked for Butler Automatic Machine, a paper splicing company, where he started as an assembler and retired as the plant manager. He took over his fathers hobby, Ross Fabrics and grew it into a local textile distributorship. John was a true and loving family man first and enjoyed the neighborhood tournament horseshoe games. He was an avid Red Sox fan, New England Sports fan and loved to dig quahogs and clams. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cecelia Sissy Nunzio of Carver, Maria "Re" Avery of Carver, John L. Rozen Jr. of Carver, Rick Rozen of Fall River, Corinne Blankenship of Carver and Matthew Rozen of Hingham. He was the brother of Cecelia Hilchy of Florida, Albert Rozen of Wareham and Rick Rozen of Situate. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is sadly missed by his faithful Beagle Fives; and John was also the brother of the late Joseph and William Rozen. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his memorial service to be held Thursday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Wareham Village Funeral Home, 5 Center St., Wareham, followed by interment at 11:15 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, 1 Bennington Blvd., Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Online guest book, please visit www.warehamvillagefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Wareham Courier from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2013