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04/27/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Carl Rossman

Carl A. Rossman, Jr.
(03 Jan 1948 - 24 Apr 2016)

Hargrave Military Academy Class of 1966

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
  Carl Rossman, Hargrave Military Academy Class of 1966, widower of  Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68) (30 Dec 1949 - 11 May 2015), passed away in Greensburg, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the age of 68. 

  From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 / '68) of VA - 04/24/16:

Carl Rossman, widower of my sister  Joyce Tedder Rossman ('68), died this afternoon.

Carl and Joyce were both told that they had cancer within 2-days of each other last February or March, 2015. Joyce passed away May 7, 2015. Their son, Matthew, called me about 5:30 p.m. and let me know Carl had passed away. I do not know any memorial details but am hoping that I will be able to make the trip up to PA. Never know how I will feel from day to day or what my blood level will be. Please keep my sister's family -- son, daughter-in-law and daughter and granddaughter, along with me and my family in your prayers!

   Oh, Elizabeth, I'm so very sorry to hear this. We will certainly keep all of y'all in our prayers!

From Obits for Life - 04/26/16:

                  Carl A. Rossman, Jr.


Carl A. Rossman Jr., 68, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his home due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Born in Hampton, Va., he was a son of the late Carl and Georgianna Burnett Rossman. He was also predeceased by his wife, Joyce T. Rossman, to whom he was married for 45 years.

He is survived by a son, Matthew Rossman and wife, Penelope; a daughter, Mary Rossman; and a granddaughter, Lyla Rossman.

Carl graduated from Augusta Military Academy High School in Virginia in 1966 and later graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1970, with a Bachelor of Education.

He earned his private pilot's license and was commissioned in the Air Force in 1970, where he aced his pilot training and became a B-52 pilot. His distinguished Air Force career spanned 24 years and he retired as a colonel, having served in various combat, senior leadership and education focused assignments all over the world.

In 1999, Carl began his second career as the vice president of administrative affairs for the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, where he worked diligently for 17 years.

He was a longtime member of the Greensburg Rotary Club, where he served as president among other key positions and was recognized in 2015 as Rotarian of the Year. Carl also served the community of Greensburg in many other important roles and organizations making a lasting positive impact.

Carl loved to travel. He visited and experienced new places as often as possible. He enjoyed watching sports, movies and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on long road trips. He was a skilled trap shooter, frequently played golf and especially enjoyed influencing the next generation of young leaders as a regional coordinator of the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy.

Friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Chapel. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA), c/o the Rotary Club of Greensburg, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences, visit

Published in Obits For Life on April 26, 2016.
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Carl's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Rotary Club Logo courtesy of - 01/16/09

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