Obituary of Eugene Rossman, 87
Eugene C. “Gene” Rossman, 87, of Centre Hall, formerly of Rebersburg, passed away surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center at State College.
He was born on July 24, 1925 in Spring Mills, a son of the late Carl and Carrie (Creeger) Rossman.
On December 24, 1948, he married the love of his life, Geraldine G. Bright who survives at home.
Mr. Rossman was a graduate of Gregg Twp. High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player. He once held the Centre County scoring record for points scored in a high school career.
He was the owner and operator of his own dairy farm for many years. After he retired, Gene built and ran Gene’s Greens Miniature Golf Course on his Rebersburg farm.
Mr. Rossman was a member of the American Legion, Post 444 in Millheim.
Gene loved farming, working outside and working with animals. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle, yard work, and helping his wife take care of her flowers, but his greatest love was his family and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Minette Homan of Centre Hall; three sons, Barry (Karen) Rossman of Centre Hall, Steven (Kimberly) Rossman of Spring Mills and Douglas (Star White) Rossman of Centre Hall; grandchildren, Scot and Eric Rossman, Brett Witmer, Hunter and Brooke Rossman, Kendra Conkle, and Travis and Donelle Homan; and four great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelley Y. Schwartz; a son in law, Terry Homan; and four brothers, Norman, Lester, and Donald Rossman, Duane “Butch” Creeger, and a sister, Grace Runkle.
At Gene's request, there will be no public viewing. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Services at 11:30 AM at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall with Pastor Russell Sauerwein officiating. Burial will follow in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery; West Church St. in Centre Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the National MS Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 30 South 17th Street, Suite 860, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
An online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.
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