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Alan M. Roseman

January 16, 1952May 19, 2021

Alan M. Roseman, 69, of Rehoboth, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at home. He was the husband of Michelle Y. (Kim) Roseman, with whom he shared 12 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Leo B. Roseman and Venna C. (Cabral) Mason, he grew up in Dartmouth, graduated from Dartmouth High School, and resided in Rehoboth for the last 40 years.

Alan started his career with Nynex/Verizon in 1973 as an installer and later became the Business Manager for the IBEW 2323 union. He was integral in contract negotiations during the strike of 1989, where he proudly represented his fellow workers and spent countless hours on the picket line. Over the past 30 years, he focused his career on data delivery and the protection of communication systems and businesses from systemic intrusion. He held a Master License in Data, Telephone, Video and Sound and became an expert in the delivery of secure communication. Most recently he co-founded Scribo Inc., a company specializing in the secure transmission of data. He was on the cutting edge of technology, always, and had a true entrepreneurial spirit. He was incredibly hard working and tough as nails.

While he made a career as a tech entrepreneur, his true passion was photography. He bought his first used camera at the age of 14 and never stopped taking photographs, both professionally and personally. Over the past several years his renewed interest in street photography brought him many accolades from that community, and also brought him so much joy, especially during the pandemic. Over the past 15 months he used photography as a way to continue to connect with people, even at a time when we all felt so disconnected from each other.

Alan never met a stranger and was endlessly curious about humanity. He held strong opinions on just about everything, and could answer just about any question, any time. He was always available to help anyone who called upon him and was endlessly loyal and dependable. He had an amazing sense of humor and was a cynic of the best and funniest kind. He loved taking a brisk daily walk, with a camera or a metal detector in hand, and always enjoyed listening to great music on the best sound system in town. He loved and appreciated conversation and engagement with just about anyone he met, but mostly with quick-witted family and friends, with whom he enjoyed spirited debates daily.

Alan had so many hobbies through the years that it is impossible to capture them all. Through each of those hobbies he made so many lifelong friends and connections, which were the true accomplishments of his life. He was a dedicated New England sports fan and a Patriots season ticket holder for more than 30 years. He was the President of the British Motor Cars of New England and enjoyed every moment spent driving (probably speeding) on country roads in his little green 1978 Spitfire with Michelle and his BMC friends. He loved Portuguese pastries, M&Ms with a side of Lays potato chips, his family’s special recipe of graham crackers with homemade chocolate frosting, New England seafood, and pretty much all good food, anywhere! If he visited your kitchen, it wouldn’t take long before he’d be searching high and low for a “little something sweet.”

He was a friend to all who met him, and he will be deeply, deeply missed by so many.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Kate Roseman White and her husband Josh, Jenny Roseman, and Ashley Knottek; his siblings, Sandra Roseman, Joyce Hebert, Mark Roseman, Jinny Kimball and her husband Steven, Trudy Ludwig and Susan Ludwig; his grandchildren, Carson and Margaret White; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held with family and close friends. In remembrance of Alan’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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  • A Celebration of Life will be held with family and close friends

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Jinny Kimball

June 7, 2021

It is still so incredibly saddening to accept the reality of your absence. I have celebrated your life with friends and shared memories of your life and how it connected to mine . I have also learned of how many people , even strangers that you had encountered , who had special memories of you. You were a very unique individual, and I’m so grateful that I had you in my life ... we will all miss your presence ! All the future holidays and family events that we won’t get to share !!
I love you Al. Until we meet again, rest easy , Love always , your sister Jinny Xo

Michael Duquette

May 30, 2021

It’s heartbreaking to know that we had a series of Instant Messages back and forth that morning and that you passed away later that day. We were making plans on seeing each other for the first time in 52 years. I am so grateful for FB, that we were reconnected some 5 years ago. I have memories back from our teenage years, that I will never forget! Rest In Peace my brother....I will cherish those memories forever.

Trudy Ludwig

May 28, 2021

I will sorely miss you, Alan... we had too brief of a time discovering each other, my brother. I'm so grateful what time we did have, my new-found brother.... With love, Trudy

Diana Stanley

May 20, 2021

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss.
We knew Alan from British Motorcars of NE and loved his enthusiasm for the antique British car hobby we shared. We enjoyed speaking with Alan about the plans for the Bristol Show and the plan for the British Cars of NH Show of Dreams. He was admired by all and will surely be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bob & Diana Stanley
British Cars of NH

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