Joseph G Rollain of Cooper Valley Village Edgewater Park, NJ passed away to Gods loving and eternal care on Wednesday November 30, 2022. He was 81 years of age. Joseph was born and raised in Buffalo New York. He married to Sharon S Miller on September 9, 1961. Joe was an owner of many businesses over his lifetime. A true businessman visionary he was one of the first to realize the potential of the home video market. Opening 3 individual video store location in 1979 in Burlington County NJ. At a time when VHS was a relatively new media. After a great run in the home video entertainment business Joe saw the end coming to the lucrative VHS market. Joe decided it was a time for a change not only in his business model but in the location of his rebranding. This motivated Joe to return to his beloved Buffalo New York area after a 17-year absence. At which time with the assistance of his brother Fred opened Little Joes Pizza in Ransomville New York. A business that he would operate for 20 years. With the passing of his wife Sharon, Joe decided to retire and move back to New Jersey to be close to his daughter and grandchildren, where he resided for 7 years before succumbing to a Covid related illness. In retirement Joe enjoyed sitting on his porch, conversing with his neighbors, watching the hummingbirds, visits from his granddaughter Jenna, Ralf and her family of furry animals. A favorite past time of his was the cultivation of many rose bushes, one in particular being the yellow rose. Grown in the memory of his wife Sharon for that was her favorite color rose. During his lifetime of travel his favorite spot to visit was Las Vegas, starting in the 60's. Being a native of Buffalo the Bills were a spots passion of Joe's. Viewing on TV and attending in person whenever possible. A people person, Joe was loved by many for his humor, quick wit and laid-back personality. Joe is survived by his daughter Dianna Pulsinelli, (Fiancé Larry) of Edgewater Park NJ, grandchildren Jenna Lynn and Michael Joseph. He is also survived by Sisters Evelyn, Margaret, and Brother Fred. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation from 11:00am to 1:00pm Thursday December 8, 2022 at John 0 Roth Funeral Home located at 25 William St. Tonawanda, New York, where a Funeral Service will be conducted following the visitation. Interment will be in at Saint Matthew Lutheran Cemetery North Tonawanda, New York. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude's.
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