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Leonard Roskos

Leonard Roskos

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Leonard Kenneth Roskos

A Celebration of the Life of Leonard Kenneth Roskos, aka “Ken” 82, a longtime Kirtland resident, will be held on a date to be announced at Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland.

Mr. Roskos passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at West Medical Center in Willoughby.

Born February 22, 1937 in Cleveland, he was a lifelong Kirtland resident.

Coach Roskos was employed as a health and physical education teacher at Willoughby Middle School from 1959 until his retirement in 1987, where he also coached football and wrestling. In addition to his teaching,

Ken devoted 40+years serving as Executive Director at Red Oak Camp.

Ken spent his retirement summering at his cottage with his wife Geraldine, family and friends at Blackstone Lake in Ontario, Canada. At home, his greatest pleasure was creating wood projects in his “shed” to give to everyone as beloved treasures. He enjoyed keeping an impeccable yard and helping at Red Oak Camp with any maintenance.

Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Geraldine (nee: James) Roskos; children, Kenneth Roskos, Holly Roskos and David Roskos; grandchildren, Turrand Evans-Roskos, Hunter Evans-Roskos, Reine Evans-Roskos and Aria Evans-Roskos and brother Philip (Kathy) Roskos and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ann (nee: Simon) Roskos.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to The Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094.

Arrangements entrusted to Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Willoughby.

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    Red Oak Camp
    9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road
    Kirtland, OH
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    Arrangements Pending; Will Be Announced Here When Available.

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Jerry Morris

I attended Lincoln elementary school which at the time had a track. Mr. Roskos, would bring the track team to practice at the school. That is where I met Mr. Roskos, he would let use run with the big guys.
Fast forward to 7th grade, I was sent to the office for talking in class. I was sitting in the waiting room when in walked Mr. Roskos and principal Jorz (sp). Mr. Roskos looked at me and said Morris what are you doing here? When I told him why he turned to Mr. Jorz and said this boys problem is he has to much energy. I’ll bring him out to the wrestling team. I had no clue what wrestling was aside from what I saw on TV, I wondered if I would have to crawl in a ring with someone. That year I was know as canvas back as I spent a lot of time on my back looking up at the lights. I eventually became captain in my freshmen year. To this day 50 some years later I’m still involved with the sport, I have season tickets to Ohio State wrestling.

As grew older I enjoyed stopping by the school and talking with Coach. He was one heck of a man. I owe a lot to him, the things he taught me were lessons I still use today.

Rest in peace my friend.....🙏🏻

Jerry Morris
Comment | Posted at 05:21pm via Condolence
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Richard Lynn

He was a kind man and always positive even when i couldn't do the things required in Gym class. He was patient and seems to know i would finally figure them out. great coach, had him for both football and wrestling at Willoughby JHS. Peace to Coach and Prayers to the family.
Comment | Posted at 08:12am via Condolence
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Dorothy Paolino

Love and prayers to all,great family


Comment | Posted at 11:27am via Condolence

David Roskos

Thank you Aunt Dorothy! David
Posted at 11:26am
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Toni Ice

Holly I am saddened to hear of your father's death. I never knew him but by his obituary he sounded like a great guy. My condolences to you & your family.
Comment | Posted at 05:43am via Condolence
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