OBITUARY

Robert Paul Roselle

August 19, 1925November 12, 2021
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Robert Paul Roselle, age 96, died on Friday, November 12, 2021. He was born on August 19, 1925 in Detroit Michigan to the late Clarence S. and Lydia E. (nee Dammes) Roselle.

Robert was a graduate of Cass Technical High School and a military veteran who served in Europe during WWII. While working for the City of Detroit, he attended night school at Wayne State University, graduating in 1955. He completed his 26-year career with the city in 1973 and moved to the private sector as Vice President-Chief Financial Officer at Campbell Ewald, retiring in 1992. Robert also served on numerous boards, including The Detroit Zoo. He was Lutheran Layman of the Year in 1970.

He is survived by his three loving children, Nancy (Terry) Lutz, James Roselle (Christine), Cindi Capobres (Dave) and son-in-law, Robert Smith; five step children, Jim Ridgway (Rita), Robert Ridgway (Peggy), Richard Ridgway (Judy), Martha Johnston (Eric), and Thomas Ridgway (Chris), as well as, Karen Ridgway; he is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Ann Bushey who passed in 1982, his second wife, June Roselle, who passed in 2005 and his third wife, Mary Sullivan who passed in 2020, a daughter, Janis (Roselle) Smith who passed in 2018, his brother, Donald and his sister Marion (Roselle) Mitchell.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home (20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI). Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritas or Detroit Zoological Society.

Arrangements and care provided by A.H. Peters Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

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The Ridgway/Roselle cousins pose with Mary and Bob at a gathering in Grosse Pointe.

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Bob Roselle claps as Julia and Rod Satterthwaite arrive at the reception on the front lawn at Harsens Island.

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Bob and Mary pose with Jessica, Bill, and June Ridgway at Micah Satterthwaite's baptism in Royal Oak.

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Family members pose for a photo at Julia and Rod Satterthwaite's wedding at Harsens.

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Great grandpa reminds Jonah of an important life lesson when shaking hands: "Firm grip."

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Julia Satterthwaite, Bob Roselle, Bob Ridgway, and Jonah Satterthwaite visit in the summer.

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Family members gather for a Christmas celebration.

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Katie, Sylvia, Liz, Julia, Bill, Billy and Joe Ridgway pose as kids.

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Rod Satterthwaite talks with Mary Sullivan about life as an educator.

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The Ridgway/Roselle cousins pose with Mary and Bob at a gathering in Grosse Pointe.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bob Roselle claps as Julia and Rod Satterthwaite arrive at the reception on the front lawn at Harsens Island.

FROM THE FAMILY

Bob and Mary pose with Jessica, Bill, and June Ridgway at Micah Satterthwaite's baptism in Royal Oak.

FROM THE FAMILY

Family members pose for a photo at Julia and Rod Satterthwaite's wedding at Harsens.

FROM THE FAMILY

Great grandpa reminds Jonah of an important life lesson when shaking hands: "Firm grip."

FROM THE FAMILY

Julia Satterthwaite, Bob Roselle, Bob Ridgway, and Jonah Satterthwaite visit in the summer.

FROM THE FAMILY

Family members gather for a Christmas celebration.

FROM THE FAMILY

Katie, Sylvia, Liz, Julia, Bill, Billy and Joe Ridgway pose as kids.

FROM THE FAMILY

Rod Satterthwaite talks with Mary Sullivan about life as an educator.