Municipal market veteran Peter Walker Roslund Sr., 65, of South Bound Brook, N.J., died Sunday following a battle with pancreatic cancer, at the home of his son in White Township, N.J.
The visiting will be held in Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, N.J., today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com.
Mr. Roslund was born in Flushing, N.Y., on May 8, 1943.
He was a 1964 graduate of Bucknell University. After college, he served in the U,S, Navy during the Vietnam War.
He went to work in the municipal market in 1970 and was known to colleagues by the nickname "Rocket," friends said yesterday.
He worked as a salesman for several firms during his career and retired in 2005 from BB&T Capital Markets.
After retiring, he pursued his childhood dream of becoming a railroad engineer. In 2006, he graduated from the Modoc Railroad Academy in California and was able to run freight trains in Pittsburgh for four months until he became sick.
Mr. Roslund is survived by three sons, a daughter-in-law, a brother and sister-in-law, and two granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, located at www.lustgarten.org.