ELDRED - William G. Rosenswie, 82, of Elm Street, passed away Saturday (June 22, 2013) at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 11, 1930, in Eldred, he was a son of William and Naomi Welch Rosenswie. On April 26, 1952, in Allegany, N.Y., he married Norma Jean Bell, who survives.
Bill was a 1948 graduate of Eldred High School and later attended St. Bonaventure University. He was a lifelong resident of 41 Elm St., Eldred.
Mr. Rosenswie was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, which later became the Penn-Central Railroad, which then became Conrail, for 43 years, retiring in 1988 as an agent clerk.
William was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sartwell, and a social member of the Eldred American Legion Post 887. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as spending weekends at Chautauqua Lake fishing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, Laurie and Joe Kahle of Gillette, Wyo., and their children, Derek and Jane Kahle, Justin and Cassidy Kahle and Sarah and Tim Read; Dede and Ned VanEpps of Shippenville and their son, Christopher and Jenn VanEpps; Michael and Patti Rosenswie of Eldred and their children, Michael and Jenn Rosenswie, Jamie and Luke Mikolajczyk and Jonathan and Ryan Rosenswie; Marty and Sharon Rosenswie of Port Allegany and their son, Joshua Rosenswie; Beth and Harold Young of Omaha, Neb., and their children, Billy Young and Thomas Young; William and Ursula Rosenswie of Port Allegany and their children Mary Rosenswie and Andrew Rosenswie; Trisha and Stacy Tyler of Eldred, and her children, Steve and Brandi Rosenswie, Scott Coneys and his children Stacy Tyler III and Sophia Tyler; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sartwell. A parish prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, at 960 Penn Avenue Suite 1000, Pittsburgh PA 15222; or the St. Raphael Altar Rosary Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com