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Guy Rosi, Sr.

 

August 31, 2017 | View PDF

Guy I. Rosi, Sr., 90, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at his home in Kachemak City with his family by his side. 

A celebration of his life/ potluck will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Kachemak Community Center. Please bring a dish if you'd like to share some food, plus photos, stories and memories. Please call Jane Hodgdon at 907-299-2294 for more information about the celebration of life.

Rosi was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Douglas, Arizona. He went to school in Fairbanks, Alaska. He entered the Army prior to graduation and spent two years stationed in the Aleutian Chain during World War II. In 2001, the State of Alaska sent Rosi his high school diploma.

He moved from Douglas, Arizona, to Fairbanks in 1931. In the 1950s he moved to Homer, where he was raised on the family homestead. He was an auto mechanic and business owner of Rosi Auto Electric for 60 years from 1954 to 2014. He opened his shop in 1954 behind Feyer's Hardware and later moved its location near the Pioneer and Main Street intersection. Rosi was Homer's stand-alone Jeep dealership, mechanic and salesman from 1959 until 1989. He retired in 2014.

Rosi was a member of the Homer Elks Lodge, Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #9 of Seward, VFW, and American Legion. He served as mayor of Kachemak City during 1972 until 1975. He was an avid fisherman and spent countless hours trolling for king salmon aboard his boat, C-Jeep. 

The family wrote, "Guy had an excellent sense of humor and was continually making his loved ones laugh until the end of his long life."

"Dad made it to the end of his life riding out his days with the solar eclipse," said his son, Guy, "making it a very symbolic day for his passing."

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Boyd; sister, Margaret Fischer; and son, Marshall Rosi. 

He is survived by his wife, Mickey Rosi of Homer; son, Guy I. Rosi, Jr. of Homer; daughter, Renee Purpura of Seldovia; grandchildren, Kalyn Kratz of Homer, Rochelle Hasley of Anchorage, and Rosalia Purpura of Homer.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Please visit or sign Rosi's online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.

 

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