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February 8, 1935 - July 31, 2020

Visitation will be Friday, August 7, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm with a Prayer Service Friday afternoon all at Landmark Funeral Home.

Roswell Koch Larena, age 85 of Hollywood, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Adelina Larena, his three daughters; Maria Jorrin, Marcia Isé, Melissa Croas; son-in-laws; Joe Jorrin, Michael Isé, Amaury Croas; six grandchildren; Matthew & David Jorrin, Robert & Julia Isé; Sofia & Emily Croas; two sisters; Marcia Riccio and Gretel Vicari along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. Ros was born in New York City where he lived until he was five years old. He then moved to the Philippines with his family, which he would consider his happy place. He enjoyed growing up there in the midst of World War II, having to live in the mountains, not having to go to school, never having to wear shoes, a perfect life for a fun-loving, never-wanting-to-wear-shoes-little- guy. He got into lots of mischief which turned into amazing stores that he would later entertain his daughters and grandchildren with for years. At the age of 18 he moved back to New York with his family and worked in various jobs to save money for college and for the wife he would ultimately meet who still had to grow up. He later attended Bridgeport University, where he met his beautiful wife Adelina at a college multi-cultural meeting. He dazzled her with his humor and finally won her heart. Ros and Adelina were married on October 5, 1968. They lived in New York until 1970 when they moved to Florida. Although Ros held many positions with various companies the majority of his career was spent working at Barnett Bank (25 years) where he retired as the VP of Investment Banking. One of the greatest joys Ros had was traveling with his family. His travels included Germany, France, Mexico, Canada, China, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, The Galapagos, Egypt, The Caribbean, The Philippines, among others. Ros was an unbelievable man in every way. He was and will always be greatly loved by his family and friends. No one will ever forget his sense of humor, his kind heart, his gentleness and the love he showed to all who were around him. Visitation will be Friday, August 7, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm with a Prayer Service Friday afternoon all at Landmark Funeral Home.