Eugene Raymond Rossner (May 15, 1946 - May 06, 2023)

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Eugene Raymond Rossner
  • May 15, 1946
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  • May 06, 2023

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Born 15 May 1946 in Miami, Florida. He passed away unexpectedly on the 6th of May 2023, at age 76. 

Gene was a very loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and loving son of Porter Eugene Rossner, and Evelyn Marcella “Gia” Kersey.  

In High School, Gene was a star pitcher for 3 years and also quarterback his senior year. He then married his sweetheart, Sheila Mae Sherrod on 3 June 1967.  Gene served his country faithfully in the United States Army for 30 years, starting in 1967. He received his helicopter repair training at Fort Eustis VA, where he then went on to serve in Vietnam, and later in South Korea. Making it his life service, he retired from the Army with high honors as Command Sergeant Major.

While mostly known for his military service, he was also committed to his marriage and family.  He was never too busy to include himself in the lives of the people he loved. After retiring from the military he enjoyed grandchildren and great grandchildren. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, car racing, watching football and he was always eager to watch a rocket launch. He spent some time working at the Daytona dog track where they knew him as “Geno the Crew Manager” and “Mr.Dependable”.  A family man from beginning to end. He is forever in our hearts! 

Gene is survived by his wife Sheila  and children Michelle (Joel) Martin, Gina Martin, Eugene(Leslie) Rossner and Marcy (Michael) Rametta. His siblings: Ronnie (Sue) Rossner, Butch (Glenda) Rossner, Becky (David) Reichenberg. 17 grandchildren. 11 great grandchildren. 

A funeral is scheduled on May 22, 2023 at 12:00 o’lclock noon at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 am.  He will then be laid to rest at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims Florida  at 2:30pm. 


Baldwin Brothers New Smyrna Beach
1 North Causeway

Date & Time:
May 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery


May 22, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Baldwin Brothers New Smyrna Beach Chapel
1 North Causeway

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  1. Nick Strange says:
    13 May 2023
    I had the privilege of knowing Gene back in the 1960's -'70s
    and always remembered him as a fun guy to be around. Every
    so often he would come out saying the word "Godzilla" for
    whatever reason there was. No doubt he's being miss by his
    family and friends who were a part of his life. May he R.I.P.

  2. Gale Price lit a candle:
    11 May 2023
    Lit since May 11, 2023 at 5:18:02 PM

  3. Debbie Roth says:
    11 May 2023
    Our families were great friends and spent lots of fun times together. Gene was an awesome baseball pitcher and our families loved going to see him play. I’m glad to say I knew him, loved and respected his service to our country. My deepest sympathy to Shelia and their family. Sending prayers of peace to Ronnie, Butch and Becky, love you all.

  4. Butch Rossner lit a candle:
    11 May 2023
    Lit since May 11, 2023 at 5:09:12 PM

  5. Becky Reichenberg says:
    11 May 2023
    Gene. He was my brother, my protector, my friend, my hero. I loved him dearly. I will miss him always.

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