James E. Rosso MD, age 61, of Willard, Ohio, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born April 20, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Dr. John and Patricia "Pat" (Secor) Rosso.
Jim was a 1977 graduate of Willard High School who went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1981 and the Medical College of Ohio in 1985. Jim was part owner of Willard Medical Center. He then went on to work for Willard Mercy Hospital as a Family Physician and finished his career as the Chief Medical Officer for the Willard and Tiffin locations. He was a member of the Willard Elks, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and a past member of the Board of Education for Willard City Schools and St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.
A true family man, Jim loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, including time spent at Holiday Lakes and on family vacations. He was an avid Notre Dame fan and enjoyed being a Team Physician at the Willard School Sporting Events.
He is survived by his wife Tricia (Grod) Rosso, whom he married in 1986; 4 children, Jake (Jackie) Rosso, Josh (Amanda) Rosso, Matt (Beth) Rosso and Nicki Rosso (Fiance' Brandon Darling); 5 grandchildren, Maelyn, Thayer, Wynlee, Lillian and Nora; 2 brothers, Michael (Tina) Rosso and John Rosso; sister, Jackie (Mike) Bogner of Willard; numerous nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law, David Hirschy, David (Billie) Grod and Stephen Grod; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Bill) Wagoner and Judy (David) Fedio.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John and Pat Rosso; sister, Kathy Hirschy; a nephew, Nate Bogner; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Dolores Grod.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. Jim's funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father George W. Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Jim's family would invite anyone who does not feel comfortable attending the services at the funeral home or church to attend the graveside service or leave a memory of him on the funeral home website, www.secorfuneralhomes.com, under his obituary. Memorial contributions can be made to Willard City Schools or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Leah Jaynes - Jun 29, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss he was a good Doctor and took really good care of my children when they were little. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Robyn Bovia - Jun 28, 2020
So very sorry to hear of this. I have only found memories of him as my daughter's doctor. Visiting me in labor and later treating her pneumonia. Truly a life well spent in service to others.
William Slosser - Jun 27, 2020
Sorry to hear about the passing of one of my classmates that I have known since kindergarten. Praying for his family. Jim will be missed.
Kevin and Patti Steffenhagen - Jun 27, 2020
His was a life well lived. Highly respected, a man who served others and made such an impact on their lives. He was always kind, always warm, always caring. Your family has our very deepest sympathy.
Misty - Jun 26, 2020
To the entire Rosso family...You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a kind and funny boss. May God bless you in your loss.
Jim and Marlene Henry - Jun 26, 2020
We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Dr. Jim was one of the few who was always pleasant, friendly and helpful. He was the best example of being a good person. I know the last few years have been difficult and all of you are special because of your loving care.
Donna and Abe Weaver and Joyce Freed - Jun 25, 2020
Rosso Family Sorry to learn of your loss. Jim was a great family doctor and will always be remembered by his smile and good sense of humor. At least now he won't be in pain and he will always keep a watchful eye on you all. May his wonderful traits live on in all the children. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Jeff Penwell - Jun 25, 2020
Jimmy will be missed by many. Now he will rest easy with the Lord. So sorry I could not attend his services. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Bill and Jamie Krabill - Jun 25, 2020
Our sincere condolences to each of you in the loss of Dr Jim. He was a wonderful person and I have a lot of great memories working for him at the Willard Medical Center. Thinking of all of you during this time!
Anthony Totaro - Jun 25, 2020
Jim and I were Roommates Senior Year at Notre Dame. In fact we lived near each other and with a core group of Guys who have stayed the Best of Friends all 4 Years. Jim was a Great Roommate and a Great Friend. For a Kid from New York City to meet up with JR and his Cowboy Hat and Boots from Willard, Ohio was a bit of an education in and of itself, but it was an education and friendship I’ve cherished and will continue to cherish always. Diane and I extend our Condolences to Tricia and Jim’s entire Family, his Family being the Most Wonderful Legacy he leaves us all with. You’ll be missed JR...Cowboy Hat, Boots, Queen Albums, that Great Smile plus so much more.
Kevin Wallace - Jun 25, 2020
To the Rosso family. Sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and friend of mine thru Jr High and High School. Had a lot of fun on the tennis team with Jim. God Bless you all.
Pastor Bart and Candi McKelvey - Jun 25, 2020
We have so many great memories of Dr. Jim helping us so kindly and professionally when our family needed him. He always gave us plenty of his valuable time and answered my "young mom" questions with patience and clarity. We pray for God's peace and comfort for your family.
Laurie & Dan Clark - Jun 25, 2020
Rosso Family, we are more than sorry for the loss of your dad, husband & grandpa. Jim was one of the kindest men we have ever had the pleasure to meet and know. God must have needed another angel, he sure got one. Love and hugs to all of you.
Alanna and Joe Bedingfield - Jun 24, 2020
To the Rosso family our deepest condolences for the loss of Jim. He was such a great doctor to our family, but more importantly he was such a great man. He will be missed by the entire community.
Craig Eldridge - Jun 24, 2020
A great man from a great family. Dr Jim (and Dr John) were always good to me and my family but especially to my mom as her bosses at Willard Medical Center. God Bless him and his family.
Scott and Cindi Rains - Jun 24, 2020
So very sorry. Praying GOD’S Peace and Comforting presence surrounds you and your family. Love you always
Pamela Lafferty - Jun 24, 2020
Jackie & Family so sorry for your loss. Prayers
Laura Donnersbach Michalovich - Jun 24, 2020
I am very sad to hear of your loss. Dr Jim was an amazing man and doctor. I have so many great memories of him. I loved his concern for his patients and the fact that he was never afraid to tell us that you need to see someone else and always sent us to the best out there.
Ben and Marilyn Phillips - Jun 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Jim and Dr. John were our doctors for many years. May God Bless them both !
David and Jeanne Carmean - Jun 24, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless.
Larry & Barbara Blankenship - Jun 24, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing . My you all find peace knowing that he is now in the presence of his Lord. May God bless you all.
Susie Kimble Smith - Jun 24, 2020
My deepest condolences Jake,Josh,Matt,Jackie& Family. Jim always had a smile on his face & a kind word to say to Everyone!!
Greg McDowell - Jun 24, 2020
My condolences to the Rosso family. Jim was a fellow classmate and we shared many good times in school and athletic activities. He was a caring physician and an involved community member. In these trying times, may the Lord bless you, keep you and make his face to shine upon all of you!
Mike and Sheila Buurma - Jun 24, 2020
Our prayers are with you. Praying God’s gives you peace and great memories. The first time I worked with him was in the ED at Willard Hospital when he was still a resident. He was so caring to the patients and helpful to the muses. Loved working with him and was proud to report to him at the end of my career. He will be missed!!!
Jim Harwood - Jun 23, 2020
Trish, Mike, John & Jackie,
My deepest sympathy & prayers to you and the family during this time. Although the years & miles separated us, I’ve carried great memories of the fun that Jim (or “James” as we always called each other) & I shared at the lake, pond, shooting pool, playing golf, working at Midwest & many other times we shared and enjoyed.
God bless and comfort your family.
Brian Bevier - Jun 23, 2020
To all family and friends of Jim, He was a tremendous Christian which showed through his entire life. Rest In Peace Jim and know that you have earned your wings! God Bless!
Amy, Richard, and Ben Russell - Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Jim simply saved my life. How blessed we are to have known such a fine man, and we’ll try to carry his example forward. Hopefully he knew, in at least a small way, how many lives he touched.
God bless you all, his cherished family, for your love, courage, and strength as you walked with Dr. Jim on his journey home.
Bev Ganni - Jun 23, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a great doctor. My life was changed by his compassion. May God hold you in His tender arms thru this difficult time. God bless.
Carol J. Hostetler - Jun 23, 2020
Blessings to the family. Dr. Jim Rosso was a very special man. He cared about his family, his friends, his patients and community. Prayers to anyone that knew him as they were blessed.
Ken and Donna Hay - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Many good memories of Jim as doctor neighbor and softball team. The Rosso family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom Wills - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have many good memories of him from Notre Dame. He always spoke fondly of his hometown of Willard. Deep sympathy.
Marty and Susan Picklesimer - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for you all at such a hard time.
Kathleen Miller - Jun 23, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Jim was such a kind and helpful doctor. He will be missed.
Diane Swartzmiller - Jun 23, 2020
Jackie, You and your family have our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.
Boone and Sandy Buurma - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry for the your loss. Many memories of Jim as a great classmate who always had a smile. He will be tremendously missed by many and this whole community. Our prayers are with you and your whole family.
Paul Adams - Jun 23, 2020
I am a childhood friend of the Rosso family. I knew Jim back then and he was a super great guy. I have kept up with Willard for many years since I left. Jim made significant contributions to the Willard community through his work as a doctor and also being on the school board. My condolences to Jim’s family.
David Borchelt - Jun 23, 2020
He was a wonderful person. I was his basketball coach in Jr High School. He took care of my Mother when her health was failing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Sue Moll - Jun 23, 2020
Sorry to hear of Dr. Jim ‘s passing. May his spirit fill his loved ones at this difficult time. Peace of the Lord🙏
Mick and Sandi OBrien - Jun 23, 2020
We are very saddened by Dr Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful Doctor and a wonderful person. He was very compassionate to his patients. Always had a smile. He will be missed. God Bless
Robin Swert - Jun 23, 2020
Condolences to the Rosso family and the Willard Community. Jim will always be remembered as a school mate with a quick smile and sharp wit. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Ruth Ann Barber - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Dr. Jim, him and Dr. John were always are doctors. Prayers for peace and healing.
Carol Gardner & Woody Tackett - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May God bless the entire family. Our sincerest condolences.
Jack & Pam Milligan - Jun 23, 2020
Trish and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. Jim was a good man and a fine doctor. May you all feel God’s presence and peace now and in the days ahead.
Ed and Brenda Adams - Jun 23, 2020
Our Sympathy to the whole Rosso family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul and Joyce Gase - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. He was such a good man, the best of people.
Ron and Cheryl Kessler - Jun 23, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Rosso Family. The world lost a tremendous man, We have many fond memories of Jim as a Doctor, sports fan and family man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Cheryl Kessler
Denise Schaub - Jun 23, 2020
My sincere condolences to all of Dr. Jim’s family. Hugs, love and prayers
Cindy ( Phillips) Lynch - Jun 23, 2020
Tricia, Jackie and entire Rosso family, my sympathy for your loss.
Jim was a wonderful classmate and doctor. I remember how excited Dr John was the 1st shift Jim worked in the emergency department....it was fun! I know he helped many people. It was a blessing to know him.
Diane Miller - Jun 23, 2020
Such a tremendous loss to the Willard community. Dr. Jim was my family’s doctor when I worked at Mercy. I always looked forward to working with him in surgery. He was caring and compassionate with all of his patients. He was always in a good mood. To Nicki, Jackie, Caroline and the entire Rosso family you have my deepest sympathy. Dr. Jim will be missed.
Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Jun 23, 2020
Our sympathy to all of you. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Rick Reed - Jun 23, 2020
To Mike and the entire Rosso family, my sincere condolences. May the good memories keep you at peace in this tough time.
Rich and Cindy Capelle - Jun 23, 2020
Condolences to your family.
Debbie Carter Kanney - Jun 23, 2020
He was the most fabulous doctor. All 3 of my children as well as myself thought of him as our family friend. He will always be remembered for his love, patience and compassion for each of his patients. He was a blessing from God surely. Know that Gods loving arms are holding all of you at this difficult time.
Ticy - Jun 23, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was an amazing man. Sending my thoughts to you Trish and family. 💙
Penny Mastron Howell - Jun 23, 2020
Sending prayers and sympathy for the entire family. There was never anyone like Dr. Jim and Dr. John . Something we missed after moving to Nevada. Treasure your good memories they help us deal with our loss. Another angel in heaven.
Mike and linda veletean - Jun 23, 2020
Heaven received another Angel today. Jim will be missed and always remembered. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Rosso family. You all will always be in our prayers.
Janet Hines - Jun 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all of Dr. Jim's family. May he now have eternal rest and peace and comfort for all the family.
Newman & Darlene King - Jun 23, 2020
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
Becky Ousley - Jun 23, 2020
So sad to hear, Jim and his father were both my doctors at one time and both such great men, Hugs and prayers for the family...
Geri Zeigler - Jun 23, 2020
My Sympathy to the Rosso family
Pam Lucas Dwight - Jun 23, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Much love and many prayers to you and yours.
Scarlett Adams - Jun 23, 2020
I went to school with Jim and remember him fondly. My condolences to the family.
Johanna Beebe - Jun 23, 2020
My sympathy to you Trish and your family! I grew up with Jim’s dad and went to both of them for a family doctor! Both caring professional Drs. May the good memories give you and yours peace🙏🙏🙏❣️
Barry and Rhonda Jester - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your lost. Prayers for all!!
Valerie Beach Collins - Jun 23, 2020
Sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Rosso. He was a good guy and helped me when I was living there in Wiiard. He will be deeply missed. Prayers for his family.
Joan Montgomery- Tackett - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family!!
Bill, Sue, Brooke and Ryan - Jun 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathies are with you Trish, Jake, Josh, Matt and Nicki. We are beyond sad in the loss of such a kind man, a great neighbor (except when he crashed into our tree lol) and a wonderful doctor (who was always willing to make house calls when my babies were really sick). We are grateful to have known Jim and will miss him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Rhonda (Rapp) Short - Jun 23, 2020
So sorry to hear about Dr Jim's passing. I have fond memories of working for him at Willard Medical Center. My prayers to his family and friends.
Doug Baker - Jun 23, 2020
Trica, Jake, Josh, Matt and Nikki,. Sorry for your loss. Everytime I saw Him, I would say "Peace be with you!" Jim would say "And with your spirit!". Well, Jim, Peace be with you, and with your spirit! God bless you and your family.
Daniel Ingram - Jun 23, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Dr Jim is in Heaven with my Dad and Mom. He and his father were our doctors for a long time. He will be sadly missed!
Todd & Nancy Baird - Jun 23, 2020
We are deeply sadden by your precious loss. Your memories you cherished will forever be etched in your hearts. Heaven is gaining another great soul. I’m sure Eric will have a beer for him.
Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Mary and Steve Schloemer - Jun 23, 2020
Our sympathy goes out to the entire family during this difficult time for all. May the peace of God surround your family. May he Rest in Peace.
Carlos Ruiz y Familia - Jun 23, 2020
May the Lord give you all strength during this difficult time and may you all forever carry on Dr. Rosso's family values that he so beautifully instilled in you all... Please accept my family's condolences. God bless.
Sincerely and with much love,
Thresea - Jun 23, 2020
Please accept our condolences. Dr Rosso was a good man.
Mary Rees - Jun 23, 2020
My heart goes out to the whole family. What a great hole will be left in your hearts from Jim's passing. I grew up with Jim always beside me in school - rose/rosso we always had lockers next to each other. He was always kind and smiling. I knew in high school he would make a great doctor. My deepest condolences to you all.
Patrick Gunning - Jun 23, 2020
Tricia and family, I am so sorry about your loss. I was Jim’s classmate/suite mate, and apartment mate at Notre Dame. He was one of the finest men I’ve ever known. He was incredibly dedicated to and proud of his family and of his hometown of Willard. I’ve rarely seen such a motivated and hard working person. He worked so hard so he could be admitted to medical school so he could return to serve the people of his beloved Willard. I am proud to have been his friend, and I will never forget him.
Cathy and Jim Spayde - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences for your entire family.
Greg and Marilyn Sands - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. What a good man and husband, father, grandfather and doctor. His smile lit up a room and his gentle compassion made him an excellent doctor. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Keeping you all in our prayers.
John and Patty Reppart - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry to learn of Dr Jim’s passing. He was a great man and touched so many lives in our community. He will be missed tremendously.
Billy and Carrie Weiss - Jun 23, 2020
We so sorry to hear about Dr. Jim! Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
BARB JONES - Jun 23, 2020
Sending Sympathy, hugs and prayer. Love him as a Dr. and a person. BARB JONES AND FAMILY.
Jo & Chuck Storts - Jun 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man & excellent doctor. Our prayers to all of his family & friends. May God Bless all of you💕
Karen and Al Bedingfield - Jun 23, 2020
Dr Rosso was a good doctor and kind man! We enjoyed the year’s we sat behind him at basketball games!! Loved when he would get on the refs! RIP Doc!! Prayers for the family and our deepest condolences!!
Nancy Burkett - Jun 23, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Jim's passing. He was both of my kids' pediatrician and was so very kind and helpful with all of those kid troubles that parents have. He always wore a smile and a kind word no matter how he was feeling. May God send peace and strength to his family.
Susan Morgan (Beach) - Jun 23, 2020
My deepest sympathies. I admired Jim and enjoyed when we worked together all those years ago. He was a great Physician and a wonderful human being. He took care of me and my family when we lived in Willard and always was a kind and comforting presence.
Kevin & Kathy Holthouse - Jun 22, 2020
Dr. Jim will be missed. He was a gentle, kind, soft spoken man. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Kevin & Kathy Holthouse
Don Danhoff - Jun 22, 2020
Jim was such a great man, and a huge contributor to the Willard community. in many ways. A man who had such a positive impact on the general public and his patients, alike. The Danhoff family sends their condolences. So sorry that we will not be able to attend calling hours as we are away on vacation.
kim & dave smith - Jun 22, 2020
So very sorry to hear this news, James was a great man, blessing to all of the family.
Ray and Shari Dawson - Jun 22, 2020
Dr Rosso was such a great doctor and person. He always shared a smile whenever he was. He will never be forgotten! RIP Dr Rosso. May your family have our sincere condolences during this rough time in their lives. Thoughts and prayers for all.
Heather and Brandon Robinson - Jun 22, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He will be missed and we are thinking about the entire family!
Love you Matt and Beth!
Cyndi Heisler Shoup - Jun 22, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Trish, Jim's children and family . Jim did so much for this community. He was a kind and caring doctor, a tremendous supporter of the Willard City Schools, a dedicated member of the Willard Board of Education, and a childhood friend who I was honored to work with at the school for many years. He will be missed. Today and always, may loving memories bring you all comfort and strength.
Jeff and Brent Glorioso - Jun 22, 2020
Much love and prayers with you all! We are so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing member of your beautiful family. Take comfort in the fact that he is in great company up in heaven. We’re confident that it’s quite the party up there! I’m sure Uncle John and Uncle Tom had a drink already poured for him. Great big virtual hugs to you all!
Gary and Rose Pittenger - Jun 22, 2020
Trish and family, we are so sorry. Jim was a wonderful man, friend and Doctor. He will be missed by a lot of people. We are here if you need anything. Love you
Shelley Hershiser - Jun 22, 2020
Trisha, Jackie and entire family;
You have my deepest sympathies. Jim was a great man; a wonderful doctor to my children; and an all around great man. He leaves a true legacy in Willard and he touched so many lives. He will be deeply missed. God Bless all of you and give you strength during this time.
Nancy Tackett - Jun 22, 2020
Mike, John, and Jackie, My sincere condolences on the loss of Jim. May he rest peacefully. Prayers and hugs during this difficult time. GOD Bless.
Peggy Opatken - Jun 22, 2020
So sad to hear about Jim's passing away. I loved him as my doctor and also a good friend. My sympathies are with all the rossos. Wish I could make it to the services but am not able..in Columbus. Jim was a great man. My brother went to nd also so that was a connection.