The Obit For Bob Rossier

Robert L. Rossier

Yakima Herald-Republic (WA)

January 1, 2009

ATLANTA, GA - Robert L. Rossier (Bob) passed away at age 86 of natural causes on Saturday, 12/27/08 at his home: Eden Brook of
Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born in Bickleton, Washington on May 4, 1922, Bob was one of Sam and Sephrona Bell Rossier's three children. His Brother, Charles Rossier, and one Sister, Peg Simenstad have both predeceased him. Bob graduated from Mabton High School in Washington State in 1941.

Later moving to Sunnyside, Washington, he was the star hitter when members of the Sunnyside American Legion Juniors won the 1939 State Baseball Championship. He later played AAA baseball for the Yakima Pippins and in Vancouver British Columbia.

His promising baseball career ended when Mr. Rossier was drafted into service in World War II where he served as a tail gunner in B17s in
the 563rd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group. He served his country from 02-10-1943 to 10-12-1945 and received the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, and EAME Theater Medal.

After the war, he attended the University of Tennessee and then moved to Los Angeles, California where he entered into an insurance career as a Safety Engineer. He later became an Insurance Agent and owned the Rossier Insurance Agency in Sunnyside, Washington from 1955 to 1965.

His family will hold a private memorial service.