Edward Frank Roskovics, 82, of North Falmouth died November 11 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was the husband of Charlet (Emery) Roskovics.
The son of Margaret (Papp) and Frank Edward Roskovics, he was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, and moved to North Falmouth with his family shortly thereafter.
While still a student at Lawrence High School, he ran the Falmouth Town Dump in North Falmouth in the 1950s after proving he could run large machinery. After his graduation in 1956, Mr. Roskovics worked for Allied Van Lines before serving in the US Army from 1960-1961.
For 30 years, Mr. Roskovics had a contract as a United States Postal Service bulk mail hauler delivering to several towns in the Mid-Cape area. In addition, he owned and operated Allied Cesspool and Roskovics Trucking & Excavation.
In October 2000, he sold 20 acres of his North Falmouth property to The 300 Committee for wildlife and land preservation.
Mr. Roskovics was a collector. At the time of his death he owned 11 Ford Model-Ts, one Ford Model-A, four Crosleys and three tractors. He also had collections of ashtrays, cigarette lighters, milk bottles, canning jars, swizzle sticks, Matchbox cars and postcards, among other items.
Besides his wife, he leaves his stepdaughter, Rebecca (Shave) and her husband, Emilio Sanchez, of Florida; and other family.
A private burial will be at North Falmouth Cemetery.