Mario Gerard “Gerry” Rossero, 79, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.
He was born on March 15, 1939 a son of Mario and Anna Diyenno Rossero. On April 8, 1967 he married Diane Johnston at Venice Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed 51 years together.
A self-taught, self-employed custom cabinet-maker, Gerry began his business, Rossero Cabinet Company, at the age of 19 in his family’s garage in Canonsburg, PA, later relocating adjacent to his family’s beloved home on the hill that was originally part of the Johnston farm. Diane joined Gerry in the business as book-keeper extraordinaire, later additions to the family business included their children.
Gerry loved being home with his family, including frequent visits from his children and grandchildren. Gerry kept busy splitting wood at his sawmill, crafting his signature cedar chests, shooting target as a proud member of the NRA, watching classic movies, being an avid Civil War buff, and enjoying the country air outside on his favorite Allis-Chalmers tractor.
Diane first met Gerry while working at Mellon Bank in Canonsburg. She later realized his family were customers of her parent’s egg route. For many years “Di” and “Flash” (Gerry was known for his signature slow pace) enjoyed their country view while sharing coffee at the kitchen table, surrounded by their favorite cats, Peanut, Lil Kong, and Olive
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter Amber “Ro” Rossero (Mel) of Cleveland, OH; a son Mario “Rick” Rossero of Washington D.C.; a grandson Bryce Rossero-Kapala; a granddaughter, Brynlee Rossero; a brother, Lynn Rossero of Bethel Park; a sister Cheryl Mailley (Bill) of Virginia.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 3 to 4 p.m. the time of service Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home, Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave, Houston, PA 15342. Interment will be private in the Miller’s Run Church Cemetery.
Special thanks to all of his caregivers, especially the team at Townview.
We love you and will always carry you in our hearts.