November 3, 1924 - June 20, 2017
Joseph F. Rogoish, age 92, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He was born in New York, November 3rd 1924 the beloved son of his deceased parents Anna and Victor Rogoish and was raised in Brooklyn, NY with his brothers Daniel (deceased) and Frederick.
Joseph was a spirited young man, filled with an abundance of energy. He enjoyed street stickball, a city game. He enjoyed music and learned to play both the mandolin and accordion. Graduating from Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS and with World War II already in progress, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served in the Pacific war campaign. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he settled in Texas, where he attended Texas A&M University and met his first wife, Marguerite (“Toni”) Livingston. They raised four loving children- Laraine Putman of Arlington, Texas; Kathy Koch (deceased); Nanette Hale and husband, Kenny, of Montgomery, Texas; Suzanne Meyers and husband, Curt, of Fort Worth, Texas. The family relocated several times across the country as Joseph was an Aeronautical Engineer, who worked with several companies; Lockheed, Gruman, Chance-Vaught, and finally retiring his career at General Dynamics in Michigan.
Joseph is survived by his spouse, Geraldine P (Radtka) Rogoish, whom he married in April 1977, and her living children, Susan Bologna and Sandra Radtka of Clinton Township, Michigan; brother, Frederick J. Rogoish and wife, Arlene (Brzowski) Rogoish and sons, Victor, Daniel, and Joseph of New City, NY; sister-in-law, Lisolette Rogoish of Clarksville, Tennessee and her children, Rosemarie Squires of St Marys, Georgia; Richard and Pamela Rogoish of Lakeland, Tennessee; Julie Ann Rogoish of Knoxville, Tennessee; Heidie M. Erby of Nashville, Tennessee; Susan Rudolph of Clarksville, Tennessee; Thomas V. Rogoish and Delaney (Randolph) of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Grand Children- Kaydi Marie Shaw and husband, Joshua, of Arlington, Texas; Calli Jo Laurence and husband, Robert, of Farmers Branch, Texas; Kourtney Conner and husband, Coty of Bedford, Texas; Joseph Stanton Wilhelm of Spring, Texas; Heather Wimbish of Fort Worth, Texas; Emma Wilhelm of Austin, Texas; Joshua Allen Putman of Norfolk, Virginia; Taylor and Abigial Rogoish of Lakeland, Tennessee.
Great Grand Children- Christopher and Lisa (Okonek) Squires of Irvington, Kentucky and their children, Daniel and Joseph; Spencer Thomas Rudolph and Holley Rebecca (Hastings) of Chatanooga, Tennessee and daughter, Ramsey Pearl; Mason and Sarah Ann Rogoish of Tulsa, Oklahoma and son Kingston; Miles Daniel Rogoish of Los Angeles, California.
Madison and Chole Wimbish of Fort Worth, Texas; Justin, Logan, and Lucas Shaw of Arlington, Texas; Kyle Conner of Bedford, Texas; Justice Jewell, Cora Josephine, and Phillip of Farmers Branch, Texas.
Visitation and viewing will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.
Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 am immediately following the visitation, also, at the North Dallas Funeral Home.
Inurnment will be at a later date at the DFW National Cemetery with military honors.
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