Edward Charles Rossie passed away peacefully at his home in Phoenix on Aug. 21 at the age of 95. He is survived by daughters Maureen Myles and Marylyn Blair; grandchildren Mary Myles, Tommy Myles, Jamie Blair and Julie Paquette; three great-grandchildren and nephew James J. Rossie, Jr.

Rossie was born in Fostoria, Ohio, along with four brothers, to Charles and Mary Rossie. He moved to Detroit with his oldest brother to attend college and law school at the University of Detroit. He worked for Burroughs IBM and later in the auto industry at Downtown Ford in Detroit. After moving to the Arcadia area of Phoenix in 1972, he joined his late brother Charles at Rossie Ford in Scottsdale. He retired in 1982 and later moved to Ahwatukee Foothills to be closer to his daughter, Maureen, and her children.

Rossie will be missed greatly by family and friends and will be remembered as an exceptionally sweet, kind and giving man who always had a huge smile on his face.

A memorial mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.

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