Mitchell Roszkowski

February 17, 1933 - November 23, 2021
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Mitchell Roszkowski, age 88, passed away peacefully November 23, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Theresa, sons Richard (Teresa) and Robert, grandsons Joshua, Rowen and Dylan, as well as step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born February 17, 1933 in Warsaw, Poland to Josephine Roszkowski Dunai, whom named him Mieczyslaw, the Polish version of Mitchell.

He witnessed incredible changes to his world, having survived a concentration camp during the German occupation of Poland, immigrating to the U.S. in 1951 and enlisting to serve in the U.S. Navy as a MR3 Machinery Repairman Petty Officer 3rd Class. Mitchell served on the USS Arcadia, a Klondike-class destroyer depot ship built towards the end of World War II.

Mitchell met the love of his life, Theresa, and married her on June 6, 1959. Ten years later, they relocated to Laredo, where Mitchell worked as Plant Manager and Chief Machinist for Videocraft as part of the “twin plant” concept of cross border manufacturing companies.

He opened Beef Bonzana, Laredo’s first Polish deli, to the public in 1972. Mitchell retired in 1986, a successful businessman, and continued to pursue business and hobbies after his retirement. He invented, patented and manufactured an ammunition reloading device. He also enjoyed target shooting, machine shop work, gunsmithing, making beef jerky and faworki, a polish pastry. Most importantly, he cherished time with his family.

A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Fred Dickey Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral procession will depart Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to St. Patrick Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow to the City Cemetery where Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Our sincere condolences Bob to you and your family. May your dad Rest In Peace!
Died: November 23, 2021

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Rosanne Palacios posted on 3/9/22

Richard, I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been a very long time. I was looking for an obituary and stumbled across this one of your sweet dad. I loved every bite I ever had at Beef Bonanza. I hope you are well. Your family is in my prayers. May he rest in peace in our Father's loving arms. Rosanne


John A. Letney AL5J posted on 12/21/21

Godspeed Mitch.


Joe Rogerio posted on 12/3/21

My deepest sympathies to you and your mother Bob. He was an incredible and brilliant man and father figure. May the Lord console your heart. It is hard to carry such a burden. Today is mothers birthday in heaven and I also miss her dearly. Love you my brother.


Sara A Martinez posted on 12/2/21

Blessings to Terry and Family and all your Love One. For Michelle has found his new life and we'll be watching over all his Love ones but has Left behind very beautiful memories.I still remember Beef Bonanza like it was yesterday. Rest in Peace


Henry B. Fernandez, Jr. posted on 12/2/21

From Henry B. Fernandez, Jr. and staff at Asash Termite & Pest Control Co., Inc. Our sincere condolences to Mrs. Roszkowski and family. May Mr. Roszkowski rest in peace.


Michelle Winterroth posted on 12/1/21

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Michelle Winterrith posted on 12/1/21

My most sincere condolences to Bob and the family. Sending healing prayers.


Jorge Maldonado posted on 12/1/21

Rest in peace, Mitch. My most sincere condolences to the family. We are her for you, Bob. Jorge Maldonado and family


George and Isela Maldonado posted on 11/30/21

Rest in Peace Mitch.


Grace Mendoza posted on 11/30/21

Mr. & Mrs. Roszkowski, my deepest condolence to the family. (Beef Bonzana) I still remember the smell when you would enter the restaurant. When I was a little girl I would swing by and say hi to the family, as a token I would get a slice of pickle. Good memories.... 🙏May you rest in eternal peace!


George Jerzy Pietrzak posted on 11/29/21

Mitch was my polish talking buddy and he will be missed dearly. He was a great friend. My sincere condolences Roszkowski Family.


Cj posted on 11/29/21

Mr & Mrs Roszkowski, were and still are my favorite patients while I worked with Dr. Benavides . I really enjoyed listening to their life stories especially how they met and let’s not forget that tasty beef jerky!! May you rest in eternal peace!


Juan Blasco posted on 11/28/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. You were Always there for your parents. I know of the sacrifices you have made for them. My 2.0 & I have your family in our prayers.


Misty Vasquez posted on 11/28/21

I’m with you in spirit Bob. Much love and prayers your way. Misty Vasquez.


Xavierfalcon posted on 11/28/21

Sorry for your loss 🙏


Ofelia Noriega posted on 11/28/21

Our most sincere love on the passing of your dad! May he Rest In Peace! Sending you prayers!


Missy Guerra-Coleman posted on 11/28/21

My sincere condolences to the Roszkowski Family. He was a kind soul. May he Rest In Peace🙏🏼