OBITUARY

Peter Rozema

December 2, 1935April 11, 2019
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Peter J Rozema of East Orleans, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at home on the 11th of April at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Janice Hellar Rozema. Peter is survived by his daughter Karen Bohon, son-in-law Chip Bohon, granddaughter Kaitlin Bohon, sister Arlene De Block, and brother Barry Rozema.

Pete moved to Cape Cod from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 26 years ago. He will be remembered as a man of faith. Pete was a member of Brewster Baptist Church for over 20 years where he served on the building committee that oversaw the major expansion of the Church. Pete was an executive at Colt Industries, Ohaus Scales, Chemical Express and American Abrasive Metals prior to retirement. Pete enjoyed sports and played college football for Rutgers. Pete supported a variety of charities, mostly focused on nature and wildlife conservation.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday April 16th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. A service will be held at 11 am at the Nickerson Funeral Home followed by a burial at the Orleans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Santana Fund c/o the Animal Hospital of Orleans, 65 Finlay Road, Orleans, MA 02653.

For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Ed & Edna Biel

April 13, 2019

Dear Karen and family,
We were very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing.
I had a phone conversation with him a few days before. He found humor when each time we spoke lately, I told him to behave and do what he was suppose to....that he was not the boss that Karen was his boss. It was always good to hear him laugh. For some reason, he always thought I was funny.
He was always concerned and interested in how my kids were doing. When Matt was doing back to back deployments to Iraq, Pete would send packages to him and include soccer balls, toys and candy for him to give to the kids there. In return, those kids watched out for Matt and his Marines ; the kids telling them not to go in certain directions. Pete was always interested in how Krista was doing in business. She was and still is a horsewoman and luckily so is her daughter. He would share stories of Karen’s love of riding and showing.
Pete was a fine man, a great friend, an outstanding boss and a caring person.
When we moved from NY in 2006, we stayed in touch, talking every couple weeks or at least monthly. I am Blessed to have had such a great pal.
Love and condolences, Edna...and Ed

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