Peter Roosa

Peter C. Roosa

Thursday, October 12, 1950 - Friday, January 11, 2019
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Peter C. Roosa, 68, a longtime resident of Amenia, NY, formerly of Millbrook, NY passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home in Amenia surrounded by his family. Mr. Roosa was an industrial arts teacher at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Fishkill, NY. He later worked as salesman at Audia Motors in Millbrook, NY for 25 years. He was honored to work for Bob Audia.

Born on October 12, 1950 in Buffalo, NY he was the son of the late Carl Siah and Anne (Swick) Roosa. Mr. Roosa was a graduate of Millbrook High School class of 1969, he later received a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oswego. He proudly served in the US Navy during Vietnam. On May 17, 1998 in Amenia, NY he married Phyllis Decker who survives at home.

Mr. Roosa was a member of the Union Vale Fire Department. He also served on the Town of Union Vale Planning and Zoning Boards. Mr. Roosa was a longtime Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed classic cars, remote control airplanes, sailing and his 1956 Penn Yan Aristocrat boat.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Roosa is survived by a son, Phillip J. Roosa of Milan, NY and a stepson, Jamie Petkovich of Amenia, NY. He is also survived by a brother, Gerald Roosa of New Hampshire and Florida; two sisters, Charlotte (Roosa) Gunienny and her husband, Gene, of Ulster Park, NY and Lynn (Roosa) Shaw of Red Hook, NY; four grandchildren, Dylan Roosa, Elizabeth, Evangeline and Elexis Petkovich and a nephew, Jonathan Shaw and his wife, Elisa of Red Hook, NY. He is also survived by a special sister-in-law Linda D. Caldwell and her husband, Lewis of New Market, VA and many dear friends and family. Besides his parents, Mr. Roosa was predeceased by a stepson, Jeffery Petkovich.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Faith Bible Chapel, 222 Silver Mt Rd, Millerton, NY with Pastor William Mayhew officiating. Burial will follow at Pawling Rural Cemetery in Pawling, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hufcut Funeral Home
    3159 Route 22
    DOVER PLAINS, NY 12522
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:30am
    Faith Bible Chapel
    222 Silver Mountain Road
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    Pastor William Mayhew
  • Interment

    Pawling Rural Cemetery
    Route 22
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Donations are being accepted for: DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA INC.


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Hope Van Hoesen

Posted at 12:23am
The Good Lord has called home one of his finest. Rest in the Lord, dearest Peter. The Van Hoesen Rodriguez Family

Sally Rivenburgh

Posted at 09:32pm
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find some comfort in knowing you have so many friends and family who share your grief. Memories of the heart lasts forever. With thoughts and prayers....Sally & Artie

Jack & Florence Osborne

Posted at 09:22am
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Peter Roosa".We do grieve with you, and will think of him always.
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Susan Sherow

Posted at 09:02pm
I'm so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. Phyllis is my best childhood friend growing up in Amenia and my heart goes out to her and her family. I wish I was able to attend Peter's services, but am in Florida for the winter. Phyllis, you're in my thoughts and prayers. I love you, YBFA Suzy Schiffer Sherow

Alice Still

Posted at 05:27pm
Rest In Peace, you are forever in our hearts and memories. Love, Alice, PJ, Dylan, Michelle, Audrey, Dave, Ginny, Ralph and Bill.
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