Dorothy Ann Rossell (Gibson) 88, formerly of Warren PA and Jamestown NY, was called home on January 19, 2018 in Portland Oregon. Dorothy was born May 23, 1929 in Warren PA. She was a 1946 graduate of WAHS. She was the loving widow of Frank J. Rossell who passed in May of 1990.
Surviving are her two children Terri L. Rosencrans of Portland, OR and Jonathan D. Rossell of Kiantone, NY. Frank and Dorothy had three grandchildren, Justin Thornton of Portland, OR, Michael J. and Sherilynn M. Rossell of Jamestown, NY. Also surviving is her sister Elaine Olney (Gibson) of Warren, PA., along with several nieces and nephews and three great grandchildren, Ben and Abby Thornton of Portland, OR and Aurora L. Gullotti of Jamestown, NY.
Before retiring Dorothy was a staff member for Congressman William F. Clinger in case management. She was an avid reader with special interests in local and Native American history and cultures. Dorothy had a special love for children, wildlife and those less fortunate and regularly contributed to helping causes. She also had a lifelong love of aviation that she shared with her sister and son. Dorothy will especially be remembered for her welcoming smile, kind words, infectious laugh and unconditional love of family and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth.”