Charles “Chick” Roeschlaub , 75, passed away on Saturday, June 11th in Syracuse in the company of loved ones.
As the only child of Robert (Bob) Roeschlaub and Arlene Roeschlaub, he was predeceased by his parents, his stepmother Edith, Aunts Esther Bitzer and Marie Lizo, whom he supported in their later years, and several other aunts and uncles.
Graduating from Eastwood High School, Chick then studied at Michigan State University. and enlisted in the Airforce Reserves, where he honed his legendary cooking skills.
Known equally for his kind soul and amazing parties, he was revered for his talented, innovative floral design and was a cornerstone at Whistlestop Florist in East Syracuse; his absence will be hard for co-workers & friends, especially Kim Hayes.
Chick was a dedicated member and supporter of faith at the Reformed Church of Syracuse and the Boy Scouts of America where he received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award.
His incredible support of the Syracuse community was displayed by his board service to The Everson Museum of Art, The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation, the Syracuse Northeast Community Center, NIA of Florists, FTD, Teleflora and a multitude of other appointments where his knowledge and experience were praised and sought after.
A stalwart member of The Century Club of Syracuse, his one of a kind laugh and spirit will be remembered by members and staff alike.
Fond memories by his pastor, Ryan Cogswell, lifelong friend, Don Klug, godson, Jason Klug and loyal and caring friends in Syracuse and around the country echo true with a universal quote:
“So many things will never be the same without this kind, gentle and devoted man”.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 1-4pm at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3pm in The Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue.
Donations may be made in Chick’s name to The Reformed Church of Syracuse and the Longhouse Council - Boy Scouts of America.
Online condolences and other memories are at www.shepardsonfh.com.
Some of the comments received when his passing was announced:
“My heart aches with this loss”.
“Dear friend” and "Mr. tell it like he sees it."
“He will be long remembered as a gentle, kind and devoted man. Devoted to his friends, his church, the Club and his profession”.
“What a nice, decent man”.
“We are all reeling from the loss of our “patriarch” and organizer”.
“All of us will miss you, Chick, but you will always be in our hearts”.
“He was our favorite curmudgeon”.