Arthur J. Rossi, who lived on Tyrone Drive in Springs for many years, died in Oldsmar, Fla., last Thursday at the age of 90. His wife, Ann Fulvio Rossi, recalled this week that she and her husband were the first residents of the then-new Clearwater Beach Two neighborhood.
Mr. Rossi was born on Sept. 29, 1920, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., to Bartholomew and Margaret Ocnelli Rossi. He attended Notre Dame, Iowa State University, and the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, and served with the Navy during World War II.
After the war Mr. Rossi had a long career as a mechanical and nuclear engineer. He was a member of the American Legion in Florida, and of the American Society of Engineers.
Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Bart Rossi of Old Bridge, N.J., and Jacquelyn Donlon of Milton, Mass. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Rossi of East Hampton. A sister, Louise Intravia of East Hampton, and a daughter, Diane DeAngelis of West Hempstead, predeceased him.
A Mass to celebrate his life was said on Saturday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, followed by burial at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.
Donations in memory of Mr. Rossi can be sent to All Saints Church, 2801 Gurlew Road, Clearwater, Fla. 33761, or to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.