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Gerry Lea Rossi

March 23, 1945 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Gerry Lea Rossi, age 76, of McDonald, passed Monday, October 18, 2021.

She was born March 23, 1945 in Canonsburg; a daughter of John G. and Sara Josephine Gibb McDowell.

Mrs. Rossi was a graduate of Fort Cherry High School Class of 1963. She worked for Liberty Mutual for 23 years, where she retired in 2007.

On August 28, 1965, she married, Harry T. Rossi, who passed, May 10, 2006.

Gerry enjoyed living a very simple life. She was a lifelong member of the McDonald Presbyterian Church, where she served many years as a Deacon. She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army project and McDonald Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Rossi dearly loved her card club, bible study group, and spending time with her family. When her boys were young, she was very active in Fort Cherry Youth Sports.

Surviving are three sons, Harry T. (Christine) Rossi III of Willow Springs, NC, Daniel J. Rossi of Baltimore, MD, and Andrew J. Rossi of Philipsburg, PA; two brothers John J. (Suzy) McDowell of Cleveland, OH, and Robert (Tammy) McDowell of McDonald; a sister Peggy (Frank) Samarin of McDonald; four grandchildren Jazmine, Maria, Harry IV, and Alex.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at Nation Funeral Home Inc. 220 E. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA. 15057. A funeral service to celebrate her life will take place Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00AM in the McDonald Presbyterian Church (Calvary Center) 119 Station St. McDonald, PA. 15057. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, the Rossi family request everyone to wear a mask while inside the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the McDonald Presbyterian Church.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 22, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Visitation
Friday
October 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 23, 2021

11:00 AM
McDonald Presbyterian Church (Calvary Center)
119 station St.
McDonald, PA 15057

Donations

McDonald Presbyterian Church
119 Station St., McDonald PA 15057
Tel: 1-724-926-8561
Web: http://mcdonaldpres.org/#/about-us/welcome

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