Edmund A. Roos Jr.

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August 16, 2012

Edmund Albert Roos Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Born April 24, 1942 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Edmund Albert Roos Sr. and Doris Tucker Roos.

Ed was a longstanding resident of Wilkes-Barre, graduating in 1959 from Meyers High School, where he played on the senior football team as a tight end. Going on to Wyoming Seminary in 1960, he graduated from Wilkes College with a degree in business in 1964.

Ed joined the family business of E.A. Roos Meats on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, and helped to continue the success of the company until the floods of 1972 threatened the long-term viability of the plant, which employed many local staff.

More currently, he had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Ed was active in the community, including U.S. Army Reserves, mini and high school football refereeing, and the Shriners of North America.

He had a great interest in cars and motorcycles. He owned several classic cars and motorcycles, including Harley-Davidsons, Mustangs and Jaguars.

He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, including his wife, the former Gina Hoban; daughter Colette and her husband, Justin Hallett, of Brisbane, Australia; son, Eric Edmund Albert Roos of Wilkes-Barre; and daughter Diana Roos of Wilkes-Barre. His great joy was his grandchildren, Savannah Grace, Jayden Albert, Sierra Renee Hallett and Sara Beth Benscoter.

All are invited to join in the Celebration of Ed's Life to be held Friday at 6 p.m. at McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Ed's family at


Published in Times Leader on Aug. 22, 2012
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