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Services for Ted Rosko Jr. Begin Saturday

Funeral for former North Sea fire chief will be Monday.

Long-time North Sea firefighter and former Chief Ted Rosko Jr. died this week, and visitations are planned this weekend followed by a funeral Monday.

Visitations will be Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at O'Connell Funeral Home in Southampton Village.  North Sea Fire Department will host a firematic service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Basilica Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Rosko was an assistant chief and chief during his 33-plus years with the North Sea Fire Department, and received the department's Firefighter of the Year award in 1986-87.

Rosko was a member of Firemen's Association of the State of New York since 1993. He joined the Fire Chiefs Committee in 2000 and served as chairman for a time, before stepping down to become a home trustee. He was unanimously re-elected to the Fireman's Home Board in September for a second five-year term.

In addition to FASNY, Rosko was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; National Fire Academy Alumni Association; New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and Southern New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association. Locally, he was a member of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, of which he was president from 2007 to 2008; Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society; Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council; and the Southampton Elks Lodge.

Rosko worked for the Southampton Town Highway Department.

Jerry Can January 13, 2013 at 02:52 AM
RIP Mr. Rosko and thank you for your service to the community. Condolences to the family.

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