Stanley M. Roscoe Sr. 1932-2017

GUSTAVUS — Stanley Michael Roscoe Sr., age 85, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

He was born March 6, 1932, a son of Alexander and Judith Britko Roscoe.

A lifelong Gustavus resident, Stanley was a 1950 graduate of Gustavus High School.

Stanley served in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic. On Oct. 3, 1959, he married Kathleen “Kay” Louise Lauer.

Stanley cherished farming alongside his brother, Richard Roscoe Sr. Together they recognized a need in the area and began helping other farmers by providing them with fertilizer, seeds and custom combining services. The two brothers became successful co-owners of Roscoe Brothers Inc., which continues to operate.

Over the years, Stanley shared his love of farming with his three children and eventually turned the family farm over to his son, Michael, who continues to operate it today. He was a dairy farmer for over 40 years but eventually sold his cattle to concentrate on grain farming and running the family business.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Kinsman. Stanley loved casinos and going on annual trips with his wife to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his lifelong best friend, Russ Howard of Warren.

He will be sadly missed by his three children who cherished him dearly, Alison M. (Terrence) Evans of Cortland, Stanley Michael “Mike” (Nerissa) Roscoe Jr. of Gustavus, and Diane M. (Robert) Mallow of Rootstown; two grandsons, Thad and Austin Evans; two brothers, Cornelius “Kit” (Arlene) Roscoe of Mecca, and Richard Roscoe Sr. of Gustavus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stanley is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Kathleen Roscoe who died on Dec. 5, 2016; two sisters, Ilona Roscoe and Ethel Hamilton, and six brothers, Alex, George, Edward, Charles, Amil and William Roscoe.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at St. Robert Catholic Church, 4659 state Route 46, Cortland, with the Rev. Carl G. Kish officiating. Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Robert Catholic Church or to Ohio Living Lake Vista, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, OH 44410 where they took such great care of Stanley over the past few months.

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Services of Kinsman handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available at

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