GARY LEE ROSBECK
On July 8, 2021, Gary Lee ‘Rosey’ Rosbeck, 76, our Superman, finally found peace afxwter a valiant battle with cancer. Gary passed at home as he lived, fighting to the end with quiet strength, loved and cared for by his children.
Gary’s gift to the world was teaching children. He coached Little League, softball, Boys Club hockey, and speedskating, often all at the same time, patiently passing on his knowledge to the next generation. He was a proud member of Millwrights Local 1102, loved riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, garage sales, cardinals, and “red barn” specials. Gary found joy in the return of the Orioles this spring, supervising the planting of his garden from the porch, and the 27 blooms his prize red roses blessed him with in June. Gary’s passion for golf was amazing, he had every gadget for the game ever made. His dedication paid off when he shot a hole-in-one at the Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, one of his favorite places in the world. After retiring, Gary wintered in Ruskin, Florida. Where he met his beloved Ann. Together, they rediscovered simple joys, holding hands, afternoon naps, walks in the park, or celebrating St. Patrick’s Day like there was no tomorrow. Their love was an inspiration to us all and will live on.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Ruth (Kalisch) Rosbeck, his infant sister Bonnie, and brother Don. Gary is survived by his children, Tammi (Matt) Richardson, Jeff (Shari) Rosbeck, two sisters, Joan Straley and Peg (George) Szatkowski, five grandchildren, Thomas (Jessica) Male, Christopher Rosbeck, Cherokee (Nick) Leavesly, Michael Parent, and Jacki Parent, three great-grandchildren, Addison Male, Jeanette Leavesly, and Tomick Owen-Kowalski, his children’s mother, Cheryl Rosbeck, and his extended Florida “family”, most especially, Willy and Annie, Howard and Mary, Howard and Cindy, Candy, and his beloved Ann Shields and family of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
There will be no services per Gary’s request. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of Michigan or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be registered at mcwilliamsfh.com.