Daniel B Rosser was born on January 2, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a Christian, and beloved husband and father. He and his wife Charlotte loved each other unconditionally for 57 years. As a father, he was a cheerful and patient teacher, always generous with praise and encouragement, was a supreme role model and key source of inspiration to his children, Daniel, William, Andrew, and Dawn.
Professionally, he worked for many years as an electrical engineer, earning seven US patents in high power rectifier and switch design, many of which were adopted for use in both civilian and military power distribution systems domestically and around the globe. Daniel B. proudly served his country, contributing to the national security of the nation through his engineering work while providing technical leadership on a variety of projects.
In high school, he ran cross country and excelled in academics, while helping with his dad‘s businesses after school. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia, and was awarded an Associate of Science degree. He was then hired by General Electric (GE) while simultaneously embarking on advanced studies at Drexel Institute of Technology, now Drexel University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He continued working at GE for many years, where he met Charlotte at a GE Christmas party which began a romantic and enchanting marriage of 57 years. They raised four children in Springfield, PA whom have all gone on to live successful, fulfilling lives.
He enjoyed traveling by car on vacations with his family, visiting all 48 contiguous states across America and all the provinces of Canada, creating lifelong memories, and yes, lots of laughs. Staying mostly at campsites with an occasional stay at a hotel, he shared his passion for adventure as we visited some of the most memorable sights and sounds America has to offer including Pikes Peak, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Mount Washington, and Skyline Drive, while also exploring the back roads and meeting the locals wherever we travelled.
For four years, Daniel B. was a performer in the Hegeman String Band, and played in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade, strutting down Broad Street proudly wearing its world-renowned costumes adorned with radiantly colored feathers, glitzy sequins and ornate headpieces. He expressed his love and passion for music whether he was playing the piano, guitar, banjo, steel guitar, or bass fiddle. He sang with a powerful booming voice that filled beyond the church sanctuary. He also loved to sing with friends and with his family. Daniel B. was also a songwriter who composed many upbeat, catchy, and uplifting songs, including two notable songs which epitomize his patriotism, “The American Way“ and “Proudly We Remember” both of which received copyright protection. Daniel B would always say “The freedoms we enjoy today are because of those who have gone before us”. When he wasn’t performing for live audiences, he was setting up the sound system, or serving as emcee for events, or leading the choir and musicians in church.
He enjoyed attending live concerts and plays with Charlotte and his family. His contagious enthusiasm for the performing arts was a source of encouragement to his children to pursue the musical arts and perform for live audiences as well.
Daniel B. was a man of character and integrity for which he continues to inspire us with his hallmarks of his life… God, Country, and Family.
Daniel B Rosser is survived by his loving wife Charlotte, his four children, Daniel, William, Andrew, and Dawn, his three sisters Harriet, Flora, and Nancy, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE MONDAY APRIL 12 , 2021 AT 11:00 AM AT COVENANT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 212 W. SPRINGFIELD ROAD SPRINGFIELD, PA. 19064 WHERE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER 10:00 AM.
The Services will be Livestreamed by going to www.facebook.com/Loganfuneralhomes/ (15 minutes prior to the Service time )
INT MEDIA CEMETERY
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