Randy Rossman, 56, of 405 Lexington Ave., Warren, PA, went peacefully to his eternal life lovingly surrounded by his family, on December 17, at UPMC/ Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., after receiving the gift of a second liver transplant.
Randy was the son of the late Earl and Gertrude (Dinsmore) Rossman. He was born on July 14, 1952, in Warren, where he lived most of his life.
Randy survived a first liver transplant 14 years ago and made the most of those years by traveling with his wife and together watching their daughters grow to maturity and create families of their own. He was so proud of his girls and loved having them around. Randy was a true fighter and ever hopeful of being fully restored to health. He will be greatly missed by all who knew, loved, and admired his kind, gentle, generous spirit.
Randy was the husband of Ann Jarvis Rossman, to whom he was married for 37 wonderful years. He was the father of Jennifer Rossman and future soninlaw Jonathan Miller, Leslie Rossman and husband Ron Carner, and Emily Young and husband Shawn. Randy was the proud and loving grandfather of Jada Rossman, the "apple of his eye", Gavin Rossman, his special little man, and Austin, Cory, and Ashley Carner. Randy is also survived by Howard and Bea Jarvis, to whom he became a "son" when he married their daughter Ann; his sisterinlaw, Linda Jarvis Cylenica and family; his brotherinlaw, Todd Jarvis and family; and a niece and nephew, Christine and Tom Pratz.
Randy was preceded in death by his brother, Art Rossman, and his sister and brotherinlaw, Bea and Bob Pratz.
Randy's passions and hobbies were working, fishing, and going to flea markets. He loved doing things with his hands and tinkering. He also took great pleasure in owning and running Jarvis Cleaners for 17 years and then owning and managing Whispering Winds Mobile Home Park and an apartment building in Warren. Randy was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Close to the Heart Transplant Support Group which he helped cofound.
Randy's ultimate joy and pleasure was his family. Nothing meant more to him than those he loved. He enjoyed vacationing, holidays at his home, and making memories with those he cherished. He had the best devilish laugh when he played a practical joke on others. He had a heart and spirit that constantly gave to others.
Visitation will be held from 24 and 79 on Friday, December 19, at Peterson Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna. Ave. E.. Warren, PA. There will be an additional visitation hour on December 20 beginning at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church on the corner of Prospect St. and Pennsylvania Ave., followed by his memorial service which will begin at 11 a.m.
Contributions may be made to Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Medical Arts Building, Suite 400, 3708 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 152133405 or Close to the Heart Transplant Support Group, in care of Warren General Hospital. Nothing would honor Randy more than for others to become an organ donor.