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Name:  Arthur Jacob Roshak

Born:  February 25, 1924

Died:  January 5, 2019 (94)

SMC Member: September 10,  2013 (5)

Arthur Jacob Roshak, 94, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Grosse Pointe, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Scranton, Pa., to Anthony and Alice Roshak. His family moved to Detroit while Art was in high school. On May 1, 1943, he married Honoria Persa while serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1962, Art opened Colonial Dodge in Eastpointe.

An ardent traveler, Art visited many places around the world, including Australia and Africa.

In 2015, he moved to Naples. Art was a loving husband of the late Honoria (Persa) Roshak and a devoted father. He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Roshak and Barbara Roshak; grandchildren, Eli Gesner, Page Gesner and Ashley Bucko Cellar (Nick); great-grandchildren, Drew, Alexa, Henry and Talia Cellar and dearest friend, Luan Callery. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony and Joseph Roshak.

Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, with a 7 p.m. rosary.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Paul on the Lake, 157 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005.

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