Anthony J. Rosser

Published 11:28 pm Monday, April 29, 2024

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April 4, 1956-April 25, 2024


Anthony Joseph “Tony” Rosser of Cassopolis, Michigan passed away on April 25, with being a hard worker, made him effective in his “piecework” at Westgate Center and then, Woodlands in Cassopolis. Later, for many years, he worked on the packaging line at Peterson Springs in Three Rivers, Michigan, receiving many employee recognition awards and gift cards which he proudly showed to family and friends.
Tony would sometimes grace us with his entertainment, one of the favorites, his impression of President Nixon. He loved music and choosing the next radio station as he rode shotgun. He later learned to play the drums and upon request gladly performed. Tony, a #1 Fan of Notre Dame football, cheered at N.D. games he attended with his sister, Mary Murray, or at home in front of the television.
Tony touched many lives. Many knew Tony as the cross bearer at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Cassopolis, leading the procession at the beginning and end of Mass. Tony, a man of few words, was wise and his words held weight. Short phrases he would aptly use such as, “It’s your choice,” “Come on!”, “You’re cuckoo,” “Go to bed if you’re tired” are what we call “Tonyisms”. These phrases continue to be used and are heard whenever you are with someone who was touched by Tony.
Tony caught the travel bug in his early 20s. He loved to visit family and see new things. The truth is family loved Tony to visit, always bringing love and happiness with him. His first solo trip was to Idaho to visit “Honey,” (Ellen and Marc Sukolsky). The next year Tony began the annual tradition of spending the summer with the Fairbanks Alaska Rossers, (“Brother Mark,” Mikki and family). Tony also traveled extensively with his mainstay, “Brother Joe,” visiting family in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, and Virginia, among other shorter trips.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Isabelle Rosser of Cassopolis and his brother, Mark Rosser of Fairbanks, Alaska. Tony is survived by his sister-in-law, Mikki Rosser of Fairbanks, Alaska and his siblings and brother-in-laws, Mary Murray of St. Joseph, Michigan, Kathy (Larry) Harper of Urbana, Illinois, Ellen (Marc) Sukolsky of Sequim, Washington, Julie (Gary) Thompson of Grass Lake, Michigan, Joe Rosser of Niles, Michigan, Maureen Rosser of Port St. Lucie, Florida and his much-loved nieces and nephews. So much happiness given and received over so many years. Tony you will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., in Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. A Rosary will be recited by the Daughters of St. Ann Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., in the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11 a.m., in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 421 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis with visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Tony be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: