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Johannes Gerardus Nicolaas  

A resident and businessman of Fort Washington, MD for 43 years, passed away February 8, 2018. Born March 21, 1947, in Egmond, Holland, to Hendricus and Elizabeth Roozen, he grew up in Northern Holland and immigrated to the United States in 1971. He owned and ran Roozen Nursery with his brother, Eric Roozen, in Fort Washington since 1975, doing what he loved most, working with people and horticulture. He hosted a local radio gardening program, Garden Sense, with Rick Fowler, which aired across the mid-Atlantic region. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leo Roozen.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda F. (Osborne) Roozen; three sons, Eric J. Roozen of Washington, DC (and his wife), Robert P. Roozen of Fort Washington, MD, and Nicholas S. Roozen of Alexandria, VA (and his wife); his daughter, Kimberly D. Ramos (and her husband) of Haymarket, VA; his five grandchildren, Tyler Ramos, Cameron Ramos, Peyton Ramos, Milana Roozen, and Evaliese Roozen; his two brothers, Nicolaas G. Roozen of Egmond, Holland and Eric B. Roozen of Fort Washington, MD; and his sister, Karin D. Papas of East Hampton, MA.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, MD, 20735. Funeral services will be held at Lee Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 16. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2018