Michael John Rosendaul

August 5, 1952June 2, 2019

Michael J. Rosendaul passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday June 2, 2019 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Cindy, his daughter Heather and his granddaughter Kaylee Morello. He is also survived by his mother Esther Rosendaul (nee Hook) of Bryan, Ohio and his sister Lori Alcide of Tempe, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father George Rosendaul of Bryan, Ohio. Michael was born August 5, 1952 at Travis Air Force Base, CA, but was raised in Bryan, Ohio where he graduated from Bryan High School in 1970. Mike went on to attend GMI Institute in Flint, MI and began his career at General Motors. He was a member of the Theta xi Fraternity. Mike moved to Arizona in 1977 to attend ASU where he received his MBA. It was here that Mike met his wife Cindy whom he wed on July 12, 1980. He also began his long career at Litton Industries which became Northrop Grumman and later L-3, a manufacturer of night vision devices. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family especially summer trips to San Diego, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico and cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. Mike liked all and we ALL sports and was a huge AZ Diamondbacks fan. He was gifted with many skills but he excelled in creating wonderful home improvement projects where ever we lived. Mike also enjoyed a good game of pinochle! Mike leaves behind an Aunt Gloria Wright of Bryan, Ohio an Uncle Jerry Hook and an Aunt Vicky (husband Frank) Holmes of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and other lifelong friends. We would be remiss if we did not thank the Guadalupe Fire Department and Phoenix Police Department that provided much appreciated care and service for our family the day of Mike’s passing. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday June 11th at 11:00 am at Mountain View Lutheran 1102 S. 48th St. in Phoenix, AZ 85004 located in Ahwatukee. There will be a light lunch to follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers please prayerfully consider a donation in his name to Mt. View Lutheran Church, Arizona Animal Welfare League 25 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 or First Church of Christ 129 N. Walnut St. Bryan, OH 43506.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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Amy & David Couch

June 10, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Peace of Christ be with you all.

Steve Babinger

June 10, 2019

Saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. My sympathy to all.

Mike was a pal of mine during our teenage years & early twenties. As often happens, we went on our separate paths in life & were unable to reconnect. When reminiscing, many good times come to mind.

His ‘68 Camaro that was faster than the space shuttle
Playing & walking 63 holes of golf in one day
Visiting at his parent’s home & being greeted by a wiggly Dachshund & a “puddle”
Playing baseball on the same team

Mike was slightly cocky (in a good way) & had a good sense of humor. He Will be missed. Thankfully, I feel fortunate to have shared part of my life with him. Once again, my condolences.

Steve B.

Tom Rubel

June 10, 2019

I am sad to have lost Mike, but I have many good memories that bring me joy. Mike lived across the alley from us when we were growing up in Bryan. My family ate our supper early and Mike's family ate later in the evening, so there were many days when I got to eat two suppers. It was like having two families. Another thing I will always remember is climbing the tree next to Mike's bedroom window in the summer, waking him up at four in the morning , riding our bikes to Beaver Creek, fishing for a couple of hours and coming back home before anyone knew we were gone. I am so happy that I was able to visit with Mike two summers ago when we were both in Bryan at the same time visiting our families. Mike you will be missed but not forgotten.
With much Love and condolences to the family,
Tom and Katie