SARATOGA SPRINGS — William W. “Bill” Rosse, 76, of Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa, formerly of Stonequist Apartments, passed away February 3 at Saratoga Hospital.
Born on November 13, 1937 in Saratoga Springs, he is a son of the late Frank Rosse and Helen L. Diehl. Bill attended Saratoga Springs schools and Pine Crest prep school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he was selected into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame, having participated in baseball, basketball, football and track. Bill proudly served in the United States Navy. He worked as a self-employed roofing and painting contractor in the Saratoga Springs area for over 40 years.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Shambo) Rosse, who died December 26, 2011, and one brother, Frank E. Rosse.
Survivors include his sister, Gloria Cosens of Slydell, Florida; his children, Robert (Razz), Brian (Grace), Maryann Fernandez, Kelly DeLecce and Suzanne (Robert) Bradley II; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a niece and several nephews and dear friends Michelle Deyette, and Gary Roddy.
Graveside services with military honors will be held in the spring at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road.
Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway (518)584-5373.
Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.