CHESTER - Richard A. "Dick" Rossy of Plutus Avenue, Chester, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the East Liverpool City Hospital. He was 87.
Born in Burgettstown, Pa., April 25, 1925, he was a son of the late Albert R. and Bertha M. Murphy Rossy. He served with the Seabees in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A lifelong breadman, he delivered bread house to house for the former Betsy Ross Bakery in Chester for 21 years. He later worked for Nickles Bakery as a retail and wholesale salesman for 21 years. Following his retirement, he worked for Chaney's Sunoco in Chester for many years.
A member of Trinity Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, he was a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Trustee and Elder. He taught Bethel Bible Studies and was a Stephen Minister. Active at the Beaver Creek U.P. Church Camp, he served as a camp counselor, director and a member of the Board of Trustees. He was very committed to the church's mission work; he traveled extensively, serving in India and Mexico as well as several locations in the United States.
He enjoyed golfing and taught literacy at the Lynn Murray Memorial Library and was a lifetime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
His wife, Pearl I. Wagner Rossy, survives at home. The couple married Aug. 4, 1946. He is also survived by his two daughters, Sally Riley, and her husband Michael, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Sherry Muncy of Washington, D.C.; and two sons, R. Jeff Rossy, and his wife Lana, of York, S.C., and Joe Rossy, and his wife Linda, of Lithia, Fla.
There are seven grandchildren: Roxane Williams, Charity Riley, M. Christopher Riley, Tristan Muncy, Troy Muncy, Trent Muncy and Ashley Juno; along with four great-grandchildren: Grace, Taylor, Parker and Peyton. He is also survived by a former son-in-law Sam Muncy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph W. Rossy and Charles D. Rossy.
Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cramer of the church will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Burial will take place at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Burgettstown, Pa.
Following the interment, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
View Mr. Rossy's memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com