Myron C. Rokoszak, 70, of Old Forrest Road,
Stoddard, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly February 21, 2014. He was born in
Lusaka, Rhodesia, January 6, 1944, the son of Walter and Agnes (Kowalski)
Rokoszak. He was educated in Deerfield schools and graduated from Frontier Regional High School
in 1962. While at Frontier he excelled in football and track. He graduated from
Amherst College in 1966. There he was
outstanding in football, basketball, and track. He was named All East Tackle
1964-1965. He was also recipient of the Howard Hill Mossman Award to the member
of the senior class who has brought the greatest honor in athletics to Amherst College. He also received the Obed
completing his Masters degree at UMass, he coached football and track at
Amherst College and Wesleyan University before returning to Frontier Regional
High School to teach and coach sports. He served as Athletic Director at
Frontier before his retirement.
survived by his wife, the former Amy Storey, of Stoddard, N.H. One son Mark
Merrigan, and his wife Jennie of Louisville, Kentucky, one daughter Tracy
Merrigan and Mario Peixoto of California. One sister, Sophie Hsue and her
husband Shaw Hsue of Sunderland. Two
grandsons, Brent W. and Rex A. Merrigan and two nieces, Christiine Devincenzo
and Maryann Manchester. His two beloved terriers, Cricket and Percival. As a
hobby he had the best lawn in South Deerfield, Mass. and Stoddard, N.H.
services will be held Tuesday, Feb.25th, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley
Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, followed by A Liturgy of
Christian Burial in Holy Family Church
at 10:00AM. Calling Hours will be held Monday evening from 6-8:00PM.
In lieu of
flowers, donations in Myron’s memory may be made to: Frontier Regional
Scholarship Fund, c/o Allan Richards, 7 South Main Street, Sunderland, Mass.
of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com