Ralph Odone Rosazza of Avondale

Ralph Odone Rosazza, 90, died Wednesday, July 13. He is survived by his wife Barbara Myers Rosazza with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born on April 18, 1932, in Avondale, he was the son of Fay Sluder and Clarence Rosazza.

Ralph Odone Rosazza

Ralph lived in Avondale all his life working as a flower grower in the family business, Rosazza Greenhouses. Ralph graduated from Avon-Grove High School in 1951 as president of his class. He lettered in soccer, basketball, baseball, and track. After high school, he played on a traveling legion baseball team. He was a member of the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame.

From 1955 – 1964 he served in the US Army.

Ralph was active in the boy scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 3. He was pack master of Pack 191 for several years before returning to Troop 3 as a troop committeeman.

Ralph was elected to the Avondale Borough Council serving for 16 years, and president for 12 years. He also was a member of the Avondale Sewer Authority, later becoming the Avondale Republican Committeeman.

While his sons played little league baseball, he was treasurer and equipment manager, helping with the little league carnivals.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his children, Ronald O. Rosazza (Mary Lou) of Avondale, Joan Rosazza Brackin (David) of Oxford, and Daniel E. Rosazza (Cordelia) of Avondale, and three grandchildren, Rebecca, Sara and Carolyn Rosazza, brother Richard P. Rosazza of Avondale and sister Shirley Raimato.

Ralph was preceded in death by his brother Thomas Rosazza.

Friends will be received on Monday, July 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA 19390. Interment will be private at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions may be made in Ralph’s name to Homegrown Heros Wall Fund, 3 Miller Dr. Avondale, PA 19311. Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove; please visit Ralph’s online memorial by going to www.kuzoandfoulkfh.cm.

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