Obituary of Dale Roosevelt
Dale Eugene Roosevelt passed away on August 22, 2017. He was 76 years old. Dale was born on April 27, 1941 in Monticello, NY, the son of the late Edward and Gladys Wood Roosevelt.
Dale worked for the Town of Bethel Highway Department, as a heavy equipment operator, for over 30 years before retiring in 2004. Dale served as the President of the Mongaup Valley Union Cemetery Association and was a member of the Mongaup Game Preserve. Dale enjoyed softball, hunting, stock car racing, and nightly phone calls and visits from friends and family.
Dale was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His kindheartedness, helpful nature, and strength will be missed by all who loved him.
Dale is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Caroline Roach Roosevelt; his daughter, Rhonda Roosevelt and friend, Nick DelGatto; his son, George Roosevelt and wife, Sadie, and his granddaughter, Tiffany Roosevelt, all who reside in Mongaup Valley, NY. He is also survived by his brother, Dean Roosevelt, and longtime companion, Gloria Applegate, of Roscoe, NY, as well as several nieces and nephews. Dale is also survived by his family’s furry companions, Kayla, Cuddles, Ava, and Colt, who always made him smile and were a great source of comfort.
In accordance with Dale’s final wishes, family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of a life well lived, held at the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Firehouse, located at 181 Ballard Rd., Mongaup Valley, NY, on Saturday, September 2, beginning at 12pm. Pastor David Coon will officiate a brief service at 12:30pm. There will be no visitation. A private burial, located at the Mongaup Valley Union Cemetery, will be held at the family’s convenience.
Cremation will be at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA. Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, Port Jervis, NY. To send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.
The Roosevelt family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at DaVita Catskill Dialysis Center, especially Lori, and also to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Orange Regional Medical Center for their compassionate and professional care shown to Dale.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dale’s memory to the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church or to the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Company.