Donald James Roosa
Donald James Roosa, 80, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key and Lansing, Mich., died June 27.
Born May 21, 1929, he attended Albion College, in Albion, Mich., and Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Mich.
Mr. Roosa worked in real estate and land development in Michigan. He was a member of the Lansing Masonic Lodge No. 33 and a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Lansing. He was a volunteer at Sarasota Music Archive for many years.
Mr. Roosa is survived by his wife, Iris; daughter, Karen, of Richmond, Ind.; sons, Steven, of Lansing, and James and David, both of Sarasota; stepdaughters, Cynthia Wilcoxson, of Sarasota, and Charlene Love, of Boston; stepson, Ralph Hartman, of Sarasota; and several grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LifeLink HealthCare Institute, 409 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fla., 33606, or TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla., 34238.
George Richard Katzenbach
A service to remember Mr. Katzenbach will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, at Plymouth Harbor, 700 John Ringling Blvd. Friends are welcome.
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