George J. Rosko, Jr. passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home in Highland Falls, NY. He was 67 years old. Son of Dorothy Franchak Rosko and the late George J. Rosko, Sr., he was born August 16, 1950 in Perth Amboy, NJ.
George retired after 28 years with the U.S. Army and served during Vietnam and Desert Storm with the 7th Calvary. He was a member of the VFW of Newburgh, NY and West Milford, NJ, a member of the Wallkill Fish & Game Club, a member of Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls, NY, and a 1975 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. George worked in various restaurants in the D.C. area, meeting many dignitaries throughout his career.
Survivors include his fiancée, Linda Lamica-Ciccarelli of Highland Falls, NY; his first wife, Kathy Ann Deyong; his mother, Dorothy Quina of Woodbridge, NJ; his daughters: Jannine Highers of Greenwood Lake, NY, Michelle Rosko of Greenwood Lake, NY, Renee Quesada and her husband Felix of Colorado Springs, CO; his sister, Dorothy Thompson of Fords, NJ; his grandchildren: Kaytlyn, Austin, Emily, Aiden, Abigail, Savannah, and Merrick; his great-grandchildren: Zachary and Arizona; his uncle Joseph Franchak of Delaware, and his nieces and nephews: Adrienne, Stevie and Alexa, and Gary and Sara.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 14th at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15th at Sacred Heart Church 353 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. Interment will follow in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls or The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, PO Box 207, Vails Gate, NY 12584-0207.