John Edwin Rosso M.D., age 85, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was born on February 24, 1934, in Willard, Ohio, to the late John J. and Mary S. (Cicco) "Goldie" Rosso.
John graduated from Willard High School in 1952, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science, in Premed, in 1956, at the University of Dayton, where he then graduated, in 1960 with his Doctorate, at Ohio State University Medical School. He began his medical career in Columbus, Ohio, and in 1961, he transferred back to his hometown of Willard, Ohio, and became a partner at Willard Medical Center with Doctor Drury and Doctor Emery, where he practiced for over 40 years, while serving as County Coroner of Huron County. With many accomplishments he had endured, John was proud of the fact that he delivered over 1500 babies.
He was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard and was part of the Knights of Columbus and The Elks Lodge in Willard. He was the team physician for the Willard Athletics, was formerly a board member of the Willard City Schools, and had served on the Board of Directors for Sutton Bank. John enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time in Siesta Key. He was a member of the Donald Duck Club. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Notre Dame Football. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family and had enjoyed watching their sporting events and activities.
He is survived by his four children, James (Tricia) Rosso of Willard, Ohio, Michael (Tina) Rosso of Dallas, Texas, John Rosso of New Jersey, and Jackie (Mike) Bogner of Willard, Ohio; son-in-law, David Hirschy of Willard, Ohio; special friend, Alice Schiefer of Willard, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren, Jake (Jackie), Krista (Andrew), Andi (Adam), Josh (Amanda), Matt (Beth), Lindsay (Charlie), Luke (Kayla), Meredith (Andy), Caroline (Matt), Nicki, Madison, Emily, and Abby; nine great grandchildren, Maelyn, Thayer, Wynlee, Emberleigh, Olivia, Lillian, Abigail, Grafton, and Hudson; and a brother, Gene (Pat) Rosso of Fallston, Maryland.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia "Pat" (Secor) Rosso; a daughter, Kathy Hirschy; and a grandson, Nate Bogner.
Friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio, with Father George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Parish. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Larry Bowman - Apr 19, 2019
I am going to miss his always smiling face. I will miss all our conversations that we had while delivering his mail. Prayers to the family.
chris and lisa bohach - Apr 12, 2019
Great man that touched many hearts and helped many lives. A true asset to our community and will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers for him and the all of the family and close friends.
Pam Lucas Dwight - Apr 11, 2019
It makes me so said to hear this. Dr. Rosso, and Dr's Emery and Drury were so much a part of growing up. Much love and many prayers to all.
Margaret Drury - Apr 11, 2019
To all the Rosso and Secor families, and to Alice,
I am very sorry and sad to hear of Dr. Rosso's passing. He was a beautiful Christian man, and wonderful doctor who touched and healed many lives. He will be greatly missed.On behalf of the Drury family, I express our sympathy for your loss. May our good Lord FILL each of you with HIS peace.
Frank Kinn, Fostoria - Apr 9, 2019
You the family have my condolences on the loss of Dr. Rosso. I knew Dr. Rosso by being a shareholder of Sutton Bank. I enjoyed visiting with him and appreciated his efforts on behalf of the bank. Dr. Rosso was a fine man.
Jeanie Lloyd, neighbor - Apr 9, 2019
My deepest sympathy and prayers.
gene and mary Deerhake - Apr 9, 2019
Dr. John was our neighbor for over 25 years at Bass Haven West in Marblehead-Lakeside, Ohio. We had many enjoyable conversations with Dr. John. What a fine man. We will miss you Doc. You were the salt of the earth.
Kerry Rustin - Apr 8, 2019
Mike and your entire family, know that we are sending you love and prayers at this difficult time.
Rich and Joyce White - Apr 8, 2019
Joyce and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of "Papadoc". Doctor John was a true friend and loved his family with all his heart. He is missed but will never be forgotten.
jim b - Apr 8, 2019
he will truly be missed
Ann Ackerson - Apr 8, 2019
Thinking of you all as you deal with this loss. Wishing you peace and sending prayers for the entire family as you honor your father's life. Cherish the memories. With sympathy - Ann
Cynthia (Phillips) Lynch - Apr 8, 2019
Dear Jim and family,
So sorry for your loss. Dr John will be missed by many. Peace and prayers.
Lauri Conley - Apr 8, 2019
My condolences to the family. My heart sank when I heard of Dr. John's passing. I was the first baby he delivered. I never got tired of hearing the story. I always thought that drawer full of dum dum's was just for me.
Marsha Ganni - Apr 7, 2019
To the Rosso/Secor family, Sorry for your loss. I loved hearing the stories Dr. John would tell me about my dad and his dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Nancy Tackett - Apr 7, 2019
Jim, Mike, John and Jackie, I'm so very sad to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs. He was a wonderful man, loved by all which knew him.
Ron and Joanne Riccione - Apr 7, 2019
Dear Alice and Family, We were so very sad when we heard the news about John. We have never met such a kind and gentle man. The memories of our visits to Siesta Key and seeing you there are what we will remember, always. You were so very lucky to have him in your family, as we are sure you know. With deepest sympathy, Love Ronnie and Joanne Riccione
Germaine Hines - Apr 7, 2019
Have known Dr. John as my doctor ever since I was a young girl all the way up to his retirement. He delivered all three of our children and was their doctor until they were adults. He was a wonderful man and doctor. Rest in peace, Dr. Rosso.
John and Lynda Corner - Apr 7, 2019
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We met John in Siesta Key many years ago he was a truly wonderful man, and will be sadly missed by everyone.
John and Lynda Corner ,London,Ontario Canada
Bev Ganni - Apr 7, 2019
To the Rosso family,
I want to send prayers to all of you to guide you through this time of sorrow. Doc will be missed.
Barb Hatton Franke - Apr 6, 2019
Sending healing thoughts and prayers during this time. All of us Hatton's have fond memories of you and your parents at The Secor’s. May they Rest In Peace as they look down on their beautiful children and grandchildren.
Sister Julie Grote - Apr 6, 2019
My prayers are with the Rosso family at this time of the loss of your father and grandfather. I had seven good years of being principal at St. Francis Xavier and the Rosso family was always very supportive. The Lord give you peace!
Greg and Marilyn Sands - Apr 6, 2019
We are so sorry to learn of John’s passing. In addition to his work as a physician he was also a valued member of the School Board. Additionally, he took wonderful care of my mother when she came to live with us.
We pray God will be with the Rosso and Secor families as they deal with the loss of their father and uncle.
Marilyn and Greg
Susan and Bill Klein - Apr 6, 2019
Bill and I have so many wonderful memories of Dr. John. It was a privilege to have known him. He always had a smile on his face and he truly was a healer. His Christian faith showed through as he cared for everyone. He was a great man. All doctors should have his ability to communicate in a loving manner. He helped my parents and my in-laws through some very difficult times. He will be missed. Blessings to the family as you remember your father.
ReNea Owens - Apr 6, 2019
Dr Rosso was a wonderful man and my family’s Dr growing up. He was outstanding and a good friend. Prayers go out to the family and I am so sorry for your loss
Linda ( Mosley) Shorter - Apr 6, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dr Rosso’s Passing. He was truly loved and respected by many. May God Bless his family and friends and Be with them all at this sad time.
Dave & Heidi Hawblitz - Apr 6, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our hearts go out to the Family friends and all
who knew him. May God give you all peace and comfort in knowing he will be with
the Great Physician in the Sky.
Gregg Emery - Apr 6, 2019
Just heard the sad news. So sorry for your lose. I’m sure the good doctors are having a fine time reuniting. It truly is a great lose for all.
Sheila & Walter (Bud) Schaller - Apr 6, 2019
We met Dr. John,in Siesta Key, 15 years ago & spent many enjoyable times with him & Alice. He was a wonderful,caring friend & will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.May John’s family find peace, comfort& healing through the support of family & friends.
Ken and Donna Hay - Apr 6, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rosso family. Doc was such a great and fun neighbor when we lived on Ash Street. He will be missed.
Beth and Bill Goodsite - Apr 6, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to the Rosso family. We cannot say enough positive comments about Dr Rosso. We have known him as our family doctor, a coworker and a friend. We have looked up to him for his kindness, compassion and generosity. He left his mark on this Earth in so many positive ways...in our schools, community, medical community and beyond. He will be missed.
Tom Trimmer ( Tink) & Cindy Cline - Apr 6, 2019
Doc was so great to my Mom and Dad when they got older. He helped me get through their issues when they were unable to make decisions for themselves. He was a great man and enjoyed being around him. He will truly be missed. Our condolences to your wonderful family. You are one of a kind.
Chip and Colleen Ebert - Apr 6, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Rosso family. Dr. Rosso was THE DOCTOR for our entire family. He surely will be missed.
Sharon Wicker - Apr 6, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of Doc Rosso as we called him numerous of times .Best neighbor and friend we had especially our late parents whom thought alot of him .Prayers for comfort.
Kathy "Collins" Kilgore - Apr 6, 2019
Sincere condolences to you and all of the Rosso/Secor Families. Dr. John was my family physician before I was a Nurse and after I came to Willard Hospital. He was such a kind and gentle man. I am so sorry for your loss and also the loss to this community. He will be greatly missed. Our loss is surely heaven's gain. God Bless all of you and may your beloved memories of Dr. John comfort you in the days ahead, Kathy (KK) Kilgore
Marc & Sue Garner - Apr 6, 2019
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss . Dr John provided exceptional health care to 4 generations of our family. He was a wonderful man who will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Debra Brooks Crowl - Apr 6, 2019
He was a warm, kind man. He welcomed me as a nurse to Willard hospital. It was a joy working alongside him. My deepest sympathy to the family. I pray memories will comfort you at this time of grief.
Nancy Tackett - Apr 6, 2019
Im, Mike, and Jackie, I'm so very sad to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs. He was a wonderful man, loved by all which knew him.
Jennifer and Jim Shaver - Apr 6, 2019
Sorry for your loss. He was my doctor for 40+ years, and my neighbor for 25. What a wonderful man, neighbor and doctor! God bless your family
Matt Schwab - Apr 6, 2019
Uncle John was a friend, inspiration and mentor to me. His gentle character and smile made him the person we all should be like.
Penny Mastron Howell - Apr 6, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Dr. John delivered 3 of my babies and was a good family friend of my parents and grandparents. We are so sorry and Prayers for the months ahead After losing our daughter no one prepares you for life without your loved one. May all the memories help you get through the days ahead.
Mick and Sandra O’Brien - Apr 6, 2019
So sorry to hear about Dr. John. Worked with him at the hospital in the early ‘80’s. Loved him and a great Doctor. R.I.P. John. Loved his smile.
Shelley Weiss Hershiser - Apr 5, 2019
What a great man! Dr. John delivered me in a tuxedo (he was in the Glorioso wedding) and then 25 years later came in to deliver my oldest daughter. He will be dearly missed by many. R.I.P. Dr. John.
Melodie Adelman - Apr 5, 2019
So sorry for your loss .I know that my late husband Mike thought a lot of Doc. I will keep you all in my prayers .
Theresa Armitage - Apr 5, 2019
Dr. Rossi delivered me. My mom told me that he said I was a boy when I was delivered. Then he said “I’m joking it is a girl!” I laughed every time she told this story. Rest In Peace.
Pam Niedermeier - Apr 5, 2019
Jackie, I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful doctor to many. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family during this time!!
Daniel Ingram - Apr 5, 2019
I remember Dr John used to see me when I was a Child. I used to always laugh when He wrote me a Script. I will miss him.
Jolynn ware - Apr 5, 2019
Dr. Rosso was a wonderful man and a great Christian . I am sorry for all of you as you learn to live life without him . Hugs to all
On Behalf of The Wicker Family. - Apr 5, 2019
We are Very sorry for your loss. May God send you comfort in your time of grief. Doc was a great neighbor and friend to my parents. He and my dad used to talk almost everyday.
Gonna miss seeing Doc out working in his yard or getting his boat ready for the lake.