Obituary of Orval ROSSMAN

Orval A. ROSSMAN, 98, of Wellsville, NY, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in his home.  

Born February 10, 1920, in the Town of Ward, he was the son of George and Jennie Bush Rossman.  

On April 4, 1943, in Wellsville, he married the former Ruth Saunders, who survives. 

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army. 

He was employed by the US Atomic Energy Commission in Nevada and later by Air Preheater in Wellsville for 32 years.  He was also a self-employed farmer and carpenter. 

Orval was a gifted artist, musician, and poet.  He was a member of the Christian Temple, now Grace United Church in Wellsville, Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville, and a 50-year member of the Wellsville Masonic Lodge. 

Surviving besides his wife of seventy-five years, Ruth, are:  three sons, G. David (Josefa “Pepa”) Rossman of Duncan, SC, Danny (Denise) Rossman of Arkport, and Gary Rossman of Hilton, NY;   five grandchildren, Paul (Barbara Bernard) Rossman, Michael (Corey Scheidegger) Rossman, Eric (Christine) Rossman, Leslie (Rev. Mark) Ball, and Matthew (Jo) Rossman;  14 great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Gregg Rossman on July 5, 1980;  and three sisters, Gladys Johnson, Theda Wightman, and Lila Beagle.  

Friends may call Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. David Potts and the Rev. Mark Ball will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.  Military Rites will be accorded in the funeral home by members of the Wellsville American Legion. 

Memorials may be made to Grace United Church, the Genesee Valley Chorus, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

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