Sheldon Dean Rossey (1924 - 2017)

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Sheldon Dean Rossey, 92, of Reynoldsville, Pa., died on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at his home in the Hazen area.
Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Corsica, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond and Gertrude Coulter Rossey.
Sheldon was a graduate of Corsica High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Europe. He obtained the grade of T-5 and received the Good Conduct Medal, American THR Service Medal, EAME THR Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, and Victory Medal.
After the death of his first wife Elizabeth McCowen in 1990, he was remarried to Gwen Keys on March 10, 1991. She survives in Hazen. Sheldon was an automobile sales man and had a glass replacement business in Brookville, Pa., until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Corsica, Pa. He enjoyed riding snowmobiles and four-wheelers and mowing the lawn.
Along with his wife, he is survived by three stepchildren, William Keys of Hazen, Vickie (Bob) Trnavsky of Erie, Pa., and Beverly (Marvin) Pember of Phoenix, Ariz. Also surviving are two brothers, Barry (Evelyn) Rossey of Brookville, Pa., Norris "Skip" (Nancy) Rossey of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Thelma Alcorn of York, Pa., Nancy Rossey of Corsica; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, David; a daughter, Kathy; four brothers, Fred Wardell, Clair, Ted, and Bob Rossey; and a sister, Jane Wolfgang.
There will be a visitation on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Corsica. Funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Don Henderson of the Good Shepard United Methodist Church of Hazen officiating. Interment with graveside services and Honor Guard will be in the Mt. Pleasant Independent Cemetery, Union Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong, FD, Broad Street and 1st Ave, Summerville, Pa.
Friends and family may leave online condolences, light a memorial candle, order flowers, and obtain additional information at
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 29, 2017
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