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“I was a friend of Dan at CMU. I have very fond memories of hanging out with him. I also did some reading for him and cut his hair. (Don't know...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Harriet Lyons - MA - Friend

“My sincere condolences to the family of Dan Rossi -In the fall of 1990, as a Mech E. graduate student at CMU, I worked as a teaching assistant. Dan...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Elaine Catz - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dan was a great guy - my first real friend in college and we've stayed in touch off and on since then. He had the most optimistic attitude I've ever...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Marc Gacy - Lafayette, CO

“Sorry for your loss I knew Dan from high school Rest In Peace Dan ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Laura Menze - Holbrook, NV

“Love and sympathy to Teresa and Sofia and all of Dan's family. Dan was one of the most memorable and special people I have ever known. Peace to all,...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Deb Linden - St. Louis, MO

“My condolences to the family. I knew Dan as an active outdoor individual who was capable of participating in adventures that the average person...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers to the entire family! ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Blue Skies from Beaver Valley Skydivers.... ”
8 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in heavily peace ”
9 of 36 | Posted by: Doreen Stelmach - Centeteach, NY

“Teresa and Sophia, my heart goes out to you both. Dan was truly an incredible human being and I will be eternally grateful to your family for the...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Shannon Lacek - Brooklyn, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Dan personally but listened to his advice through the email list for LMS families. He helped me a lot...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Sarah Hames - Friendswood, TX

“A wonderful skydiving friend. His light shined in all we did.Don Bick ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: don bick - pittsburgh, PA

“I have communicated with Dan for a few years through the Leiomyosarcoma ACOR listserve. I finally had the pleasure of meeting him in the past year,...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Michele Dillon - Charleston, WV

“Dan had a way of making you feel like the only person in the world. He was so human, and in the moment. His love and not will endure. ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Adams - Doylestown, PA

“Teresa and Sofia,We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you can someday soon find happiness in knowing how much he loved you both.Sincerely,Jodi and...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Jodi and Hillman Mitchell - WA

“Blue Skys DanO! Thanks for teaching me to see and laugh from the inside-out. JodiLox ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Jodi Mitchell - Sammamish, WA

“Rob and Nancy and the entire Rossi family. We send our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. May you be comforted by your memories of...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Blue Skies Dan!!! You Truly Inspired Bob and myself in our skydiving business. Living Life to the Fullest... You will be truly missed. Lot of Love...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Karen Gates - Parkman, OH

“I have had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Dan through Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh for many years - he was a great man...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Carole Nadzam - Munhall, PA

“To Teresa, Sophia, and all Rossi family and friends, I had the honor of treating Dan for all these years as one of his surgeons, and I was deeply...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD - PA

Don M “My first interaction with Danny Rossi was in July 2005. He was a slim, but assertive & dynamic fellow who recently purchased and moved into Townhouse...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Don Martello - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dan, we will all miss you so much. Thank you for touching so many lives and showing us all how nothing should hold people back from what they want...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Debbie Wolf - Holly springs, NC

“I met Dan on the first day of JR high. I was asked to guide Dan to what would be the first of many Jr high and HS classes over the years. We became...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Ray Rothenbucher - Chicago, IL

“Sorry we were not able to make it Our prays are with your whole family ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Mike and Pati The Buytas family - FL

“Our condolences go out to Dan's family and friends. He was a great guy and was always full of humor. Joe and I have many fond memories of him over...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Joe and Dawn Jackson - Pittsburgh, PA

“Rest in peace Dan, and to family and friends of Dan, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.Dan was my best friend in...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Timothy Chiu - Santa Clara, CA

“I had the priveledge of being one of Dans "silly sighted people" from the first day of 7th grade thru HS graduation. He was the most fearless person...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Ray Rothenbucher - Chicago, IL

“Rest In Peace Danny. You were good friends with my brother Ray Rothenbucher and I will always remember you fondly. I always loved hearing stories...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Dennis Creter - Holbrook, NY

“So sorry for your loss just reading his obituary he was quite an inspiration never letting his disability hold him back love and prayers for your...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Katherine Hewitt - Wampum, PA

“Theresa & Sofia Sorry for your loss...Prayers are with you.. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: Patricia Catalano - PA

“To the Rossi family. We are Florida neighbors of Al and Jeannie's and through their stories of Dan, Teresa and Sofia, we learned what an amazing...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“As a high school classmate -- and later Facebook friend -- I'll always remember Dan for who he was...humble, brave, funny, wise, daring, imaginative,...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Drew Fawcett - West Sayville, NY

“I went to high school and graduated with Dan. He was an amazing guy! I remember always being in awe of justvwhat a good person he was and his amazing...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Michelle Dichiara (Vandernoth) - NY

“I went to HS with Dan. What I remember about Dan was that he was a sweet & genuine person. I am so sorry for your loss. His life is an inspiration. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Stacey Wenczel (Armet) - leverett, MA

“Dan is truly an amazing man who lived life to the fullest. He is an inspiration to every one who knew him or knew of him. He recognized the beauty in...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Joan Besong - Family

“Dan was the greatest person, always fun to be with back in high school. Skiiing with Dan is something I'll always remember, and Physics class. ...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Kevin O'Reilly - NY - Friend


Danny Alexander Rossi, 50, on August 3rd, following a courageous six-year battle with cancer. He was the devoted husband to Teresa Brosenitsch and loving father to Sofia, his whole world. Son of Alexander and Jean Rossi. Brother to Robert Rossi and his wife Nancy. Nephew to Kitty and Bob Jette, Snookie and Bob Wroblewski, Terry and Melanie Tebaldi, Linda and Kurt Wolf, and Alan and Amelia Tebaldi, and Cathy Tebaldi. Uncle to Nicole Harrod, Lyndsey and Ashley Gallagher, Glenn and Michael Brosenitsch, and Andy, Carolyn, and John Besong. Great Uncle to Ava and Aden Harrod. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by these family members and by numerous cousins and friends.
Dan enjoyed life to the fullest, especially good food and time with friends and family. He was an accomplished sky-diver, setting an unofficial world record for the largest freefall formation of blind skydivers, with his friend John Fleming. He was also an avid adventure traveler, trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, and hiking into Machu Picchu. In recent years, he took up carpentry and wood-working.
Dan lived and worked in New York, Cleveland, St. Louis, Seattle and Pittsburgh. The past 19 years were spent in Pittsburgh, where he worked for Transarc, IBM and Carnegie Mellon University. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, National Braille Press, or Family House. Memorial service & fellowship on Friday August 11 at 1:00 at William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. 15220