Maurice Roszel

Obituary of Maurice G Roszel

Following a long battle with cancer, Maurice Guy Roszel, 61, died on July 16, 2021 in home hospice in the care of his loving, devoted wife, Kim. He was the youngest son of Barbara and the late K. Allen Roszel. Maury, known to his co-workers as “Moe”, was a life-long resident of Montrose, Pennsylvania, growing up on a dairy farm. His only time away from his hometown was during his U.S. Navy service soon after his 1978 graduation from Montrose Area High School.

Maury joined the Navy under a special nuclear program. Following boot camp he went directly to C-1 welding school, earning certification as a 4955 and 4956 nuclear welder. He was first stationed on the USS Sperry, a submarine tender at the naval base in San Diego, Ca. During that time he attended a metallurgy school to learn to weld different types of metal together. In 1982 he was transferred to the USS Hunley, another tender located at Holy Loch, Scotland, near Dunoon. He completed his enlistment at Groton, Ct., where he was discharged in 1985 as a Petty Officer First Class.

While stationed in San Diego he met and married Joy Croskrey, also a Navy enlistee. They became the parents of three children and were divorced in 1988.

On returning to civilian life, Maury started his own welding company serving farmers and construction companies, followed by working with his father and brother Bill on the family farm until it ceased active farming. At that time he found employment with Lopke Stone, a local business with stone crushing operations spread among a number of southern states. His Navy training served him well maintaining the massive stone crushing equipment operated by the company. He was employed by Lopke Stone until to his death.

In 1994 he married Kim Rockwell, with whom he celebrated their 26th anniversary in 2020.

He was a faithful member of Elisha’s Home, committed to its mission of helping others. As a testament to his drive to help others through his construction skills and Christian love of others he made a number of mission trips to Haiti to help maintain a local church school.

Maury was a member of the NRA and enjoyed many outdoor sports activities. He helped with trapper’s safety courses in the Montrose area.

All who knew Maury witnessed the love and devotion he had for his family and his ease with all people. He never failed to share his love of life with all who met him.

He was preceded in death by his father, K. Allen Roszel.  Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife Kim (Rockwell), brother Kenneth and wife Karen (Bloomsburg, PA), brother Bill and wife Diana, daughter Rebecca Pearce and husband Scott (Washington, NJ), sons, Guy and wife Hannah (State College, Pa), Allen and step-son Alex Heaton, and by grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his former wife Joy.


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