Casiano Rosa, Jr., passed away on Friday, May 25, 2007 at O.R.M.C. Arden Hill Campus, Goshen. He was 59 years old.

The son of Casiano Rosa, Sr. and Haydee Perez, he was born on August 12, 1947 in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.

He attended Mercy College in Yonkers, N.Y., and was a gifted artist, talented composer and articulate intellectual.

Cas, a patient and caring father is survived by his daughter, Naomi Rosa-Habibou and her husband, Mohamed of Frederick, MD, who are expecting his first grandchild, Lilyana; his brother, Eddie Rosa of Middletown; sisters, Sonia Rosa of Bloomingburg and Diane Rosa-Selimoski of Middletown.

He was predeceased by one brother Richard Rosa.

Family and friends are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29th at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown.

A funeral service of remembrance will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Thoughts of condolences can be sent to 28 Greybeech Dr., Bloomingburg, NY 12721.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 9th in Middletown. Please contact family for details.

Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.