Arnold Henry Rossy 1936 – 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Arnold H. Rossy passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno, Nevada at the age of 82. Arnold was born in Long Island, New York, on June 18, 1936 and at the age of 7 moved to San Diego, California. Arnold enlisted in the United States Army at an early age and served for 4 years. Arnold then moved to Lone Pine, CA, in 1954 where he married the love of his life, Phyllis M. Rossy in 1955. Arnold and Phyllis were married for 63 years and lived between Lone Pine, Bishop, and Rovana during those years. Arnold worked in Bartlett for 13 years at Pittsburgh Glass on the Owens Dry Lake, but his passion was mining. Arnold worked at the Darwin Mine for a while but spent 20 years at Union Carbide where he had treasured memories of the men he worked with and good times they all had. After Union Carbide mine closed down, around 1987, Arnold went to work for a gold mine near Copperopolis, CA. That didn’t last long and he returned to Lone Pine, CA. There he worked at Southern Inyo Hospital as the lead maintenance man for a number of years. Arnold then worked for few years on the Underground Tunnels in Burbank for the LA Metrolink Railway System. Arnold also worked at Lone Pine Cemetery part time for several years before officially retiring. He moved back to Bishop from Lone Pine in 2012.
Arnold is survived by his sister, Linda & Manuel Castro, wife, Phyllis Rossy and their 4 children; Arnold G. & Shelly Rossy, Jewelene & Doug Mull, Kenneth & Dawndee Rossy and Bryan & Nikki Rossy. Arnold has 5 grandchildren; Gary Mull, Heather McCollum, Grant Mull, Laura Rossy and Kevin Rossy and numerous great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. Arnold was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Rossy Sr., mother, Millred Klaus-Peer and brother, Edward Rossy.
Arnold was a loving father, uncle, and grandfather who had an extreme love for fishing. Arnold was known for trolling in a boat on Crowley Lake for countless hours at time. Arnold was also well know as a Little League Baseball coach in Lone Pine many years ago and touched the lives of many young players. Arnold will be truly missed by all. A private family funeral was held on Feb. 9. There are plans for a celebration of life service in Lone Pine later this summer.

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