Sam Joseph Rosello 12/5/27 to 01/24/20
Sadly, Sam has lost his long battle with pneumonia and has reunited with his cherished wife, Grace in Heaven.
Sam was many things; but above all he was a true hero – who was beloved by his entire family and all who knew him.
He was a first Responder for most of his life. As a young man Sam was a Police Officer and walked the beat every day for nine years in Central Park in Manhattan. Making the transition to his true calling as a Fireman for the Fire Department of New York came naturally for Sam. (“Sam, Sam, The Fireman”) Firefighting turned into a 25-year career that gave Sam great satisfaction. His Engine 65 Helmet hangs on a hook in his bedroom, as remembrance of the many fires he fought and the people he saved. The Helmet has burn marks and is worn and battered but the memory of Sam will live on forever in that old helmet.
Sam was an avid chef and would always cook delicious meals for the whole firehouse and his family – nobody ever left hungry. Sam loved children and animals and had a special connection with his dog Honey who he referred to as “Honey Bunny” – he always said, “I love Honey Bunny”. Sam and Honey would sit for hours, rocking on the front porch of his Florida home in separate rocking chairs enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings.
His favorite hobby was horse racing and going to the track with his family and friends – he could regularly be found at the Neighborhood OTB (off track betting). Additionally, his love for hockey and the New York Rangers created so many memories that will never be forgotten.
Sam is survived by his Son and Daughter-In-Law Tom and Caryn Rosello, his Daughter, Barbara Ann Stewart and his Grandson, Michael Rosello. Sam had many special friends, Kenny from the Florida Club, Tony the Barber to name a few…. Sam will be missed by all who knew and loved him, his wit, his humor and his tremendous heart make him unforgettable.
God Bless Sam, as he joins his Beloved Family in Heaven.
1078 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, FL 32127