Rolf Andresen, 96, of Milan, NY, passed away on Monday, March 29th, 2021 at the Beach Gardens Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, NY.
Born on March 3, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Fridtjof and Magny (Ericksen) Andresen. Rolf married Emily Lillian Damsgard on March 19, 1948 at the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Brooklyn, NY. Lillian predeceased him on March 6, 2019.
He served in the United States Navy in World War II from 1943-1946
For 27 years and until near retirement, Rolf was a New York City Police Officer, most of which was on Emergency Squad #1.
Rolf is survived by his children, Erik Andresen of State College, PA, Karen (Vincent) Sala of Milan, NY, and Robert (Patricia) Andresen of Avondale, AZ; his daughter in law, Dale Andresen of Beech Creek, PA; his grandchildren, Kurt (Julie Buhrer) Andresen, Kristina (Scott) Deveau, Lars (Samantha Nelson) Andresen, and Eric (Nadine) Andresen; his step grandchildren, Scott (Beatrice) Sala, Renae (James) LaRoche, and Shawn (Dawn) Sala; his great grandchildren, Leif, Klaus, Ogden, Tyler, and Aidan Andresen; his step great grandchildren, Cody Sala, Shane Sala, Tyler LaRoche, Brooke LaRoche, Mason Sala, James Trebby, and Nicole Trebby; along with nieces, cousins, extended family and friends.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Red Hook, NY. Reverend Mark D. Isaacs will officiate.
Due to Covid-19/ NYS Guidelines- masks, social distancing, & capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief if possible. Your patience is appreciated. Thank you.
Memorial donations may be made in Rolf's memory to the Milan Volunteer Fire Department, 900 Rt. 199, Milan, NY, 12571, in memo area: Milan Rescue Squad.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.