by | Mar 6, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Lawrence Phillip Roesen, 80, a resident of Warwick Forest Retirement Community, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

A native of Portsmouth, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the law school of the college. Larry was a partner in the firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, CPAs prior to his retirement in 2002.

Larry’s life encompassed every aspect of community service. As a dedicated member of the Mercury 64 and Oyster Point Kiwanis clubs, he served as president, board member, and committee chairs, receiving the Hixon Medal, the highest recognition this organization bestows. He was a member of Rodef Sholom Temple, where he served as vice president and treasurer and was a dedicated member of the Minyan Club. Peninsula Junior Arts Series, Peninsula United Way, the Estate Planning Council, Peninsula Society of CPAs, where he was vice president, and a long-time docent at Virginia Living Museum and Mariners’ Museum were among his many activities. Larry was a board member and officer of the United Jewish Federation, where he also served on the Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal and was the recipient of the Young Leadership Award.

It has been said that the true measure of a man is his love and dedication to family. In this, Larry Roesen was the finest example of a person who enriched the lives of all he touched. His was a life well lived and he was respected, honored, and cherished by his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and colleagues.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Linda Seltzer Roesen; his son, Dr. Howard M. Roesen (Lisa); his daughter, Sharon Roesen Goldner (Mark); his four beloved grandchildren, Drew and Reed Goldner and Carly and Evan Roesen; his sister, Evelyn Newman; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Steven and Sally Seltzer. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Burnley Roesen and his sister, Jeanne Roesen Richman.

Graveside funeral services were conducted at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula by Rabbi Severine Sokol. Memorial contributions to the Rodef Sholom Temple Relocation Fund, 401 City Center Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606 or a charity of your choice. Weymouth Funeral Home.