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George Joseph Rossi Obituary
George Joseph Rossi, 77, of Colorado Springs went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

He was born to the late Joseph Albert and Adeline Conti Rossi, February 21, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY. George graduated from Boys Academic High School in January 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, serving from 1955 to 1958.

He married Marjorie Gretz in 1959, and four children were born to this union. George worked for General Electric Corporation for 25 years, retiring in 1991.

Following divorce, George relocated to Colorado Springs where he attended Colorado Baptist College and served his local church in the bus ministry, nursing home ministry, and Sunbeams ministry for adults with Down's syndrome.

In 2001 George married Mary L. Sexton, who survives him along with his brother Robert Angelo Rossi, his four children, Linda Thompson (Chris) of San Diego, CA; Mark Rossi (Ellen) of Cheyenne, WY; George Rossi (Denise) of Columbia, SC; Wendy Souders (Russell) of Flourtown, PA; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He is also survived by five stepchildren, Yvonne Noble (Blake) of Colorado Springs; Debra Grissett of Colorado Springs; Mark Sexton of Indianapolis, IN; Darrell Sexton of Phoenix, AZ; Karen Lowry (Scott) of Indianapolis, IN; 11 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Timberline Baptist Church, 512 Canon Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 for repair of flood damage.

The viewing will be at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30th, at Timberline Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 1:00pm. Burial will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, October 31st at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.
Published in The Gazette on Oct. 30, 2013
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