Dennis Roszell

Private Cremation

Obituary of Dennis Roszell

Dennis Roszell passed away on August 5, 2020 in Maplewood, NJ. He was a loving husband, father and friend — and was nearly 81 years old.

He was a long-time Castro Valley, Calif. resident and recent transplant to Maplewood. While he missed his friends (and the Calif. sun), he enjoyed the small-town feel of Maplewood and its residents — along with the close proximity of his family.

Dennis was a lot of things throughout his life. A veteran; London resident; photographer; and an accomplished, award-winning businessman. But next to his family, what Dennis loved more than anything were books. He read nearly five a week. This insatiable appetite for knowledge meant he knew a little bit about everything. And that made him one of the best conversationalists you’d ever come across.

A dedicated family-man and friend, he always had wisdom at the ready (although only when asked) and was never judgemental. He let people live their lives, and loved them no matter what.

He is preceded by his wife of nearly 60 years, Sandie; mother, Eva; father, Lawrence; nephew, Rick; and brother-in-law, Doug. He is survived by his children, Jennifer and Matt; four grandchildren; a brother; son-in-law; daughter-in-law; two sister-in-laws; three nieces and countless friends-who-are-like-family.

Due to COVID-19, a ceremony is not currently planned. Please share your memories and condolences at To remember Dennis, the family asks that you donate to the National Alzheimer's Association or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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