Christopher Rossing

Christopher Rossing

Thursday, April 11th, 1946 Friday, March 6th, 2020

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Obituary for Christopher H. Rossing

Christopher H. Rossing, 73, of Somers, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Evergreen Health Care. Born in Bayonne, NJ on April 11, 1946, he grew up in Bayonne before being drafted in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He moved to Somers and worked as a Professor for over 30 years at Asnuntuck Community College. Christopher was predeceased by his wife Gina (Caporale) Rossing in 1999. He leaves his good friend Michael Ray of Somers, and a host of friends and relatives. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will take place on Monday, March 23, at 2:00 PM at Somers Center Cemetery, Battle St., Somers. Somers Funeral Home has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Somers Center Cemetery
    Battle Street
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • Interment

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Somers Center Cemetery
    Battle St.
    Somers, Connecticut
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    Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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Elizabeth deZabala

Chris Rossing left an indelible mark on my life as a professor and a gentleman. He believed in me. He taught me to read and write on a level that I never thought possible and for the first time in my life I believed that I was intelligent. He introduced me to the magic of TS Eliot, and when I visited Canterbury Cathedral, it was in Chris’ honor. He remains to this day a hero to me.
Rest In Peace, Chris. You made a difference in my life. I’ll never forget you.
Beth Lyman deZabala
Comment | Posted at 10:31pm via Condolence

Jean Egan

Chris was a wonderful colleague at Asnuntuck Community College for decades. He added greatly to the direction of the English department and was a leader in establishing reading readiness tests for incoming college students. His groundbreaking efforts to develop predictive tests and testing centers on campus allowed counselors to direct students to the proper introductory English courses so they could succeed. Chris could have served in Vietnam as an officer--he had a college degree when he was drafted--but he choose to serve as an enlisted person in the Army. Chris was intelligent and unassuming. He had a dry sense of humor, a wry smile, and a strong twinkle in his eyes. He will be missed. Rest in peace, dear friend. You and Gina are together again now. Peace, Jean Egan
Comment | Posted at 11:36am via Condolence

Jean Egan

Chris was a colleague at Asnuntuck Community College. He made wonderful contributions to the English Department as well as to testing reading readiness for college-level work in the early days of testing. Chris could have been an officer during Vietnam, but chose to be an enlisted man and simply do a tough job. Chris had quiet grace and a wry sense of humor. His intelligence, wit, humanity, jolly chuckle, eye twinkle, and calm presence will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace, dear friend. Jean Egan
Comment | Posted at 11:25am via Condolence

Victoria Woronecki

Chris was one of my professors when I decided to pursue a degree at age 42. He was so encouraging and a great teacher. I think if him often and my mind was opened to new and creative ways of thought by instrumental professors such as Chris Rossing.
Comment | Posted at 09:17am via Condolence

Yvonne Gardner

May you R.I.P. Mr. Chris Rossing; a dear teacher, mentor, and friend.
I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name in the sky,
but the wind blew it away.
So I wrote your name in my heart,
and that’s where it will stay, always”
Author unknown
Chris, years have passed but your lessons will last a lifetime. So many students will remember your kindness as I do; I want to say thanks.
Sometimes, we meet people -- know them for years -- but they remain, strangers, while others become friends -- Chris was a great teacher and a person I am proud to have known!
God Bless his wife & family, & friends, at this time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Yvonne Gardner (Class of 1987 ACC)
Student & Contract Employee
(Veteran Affairs): 1980 - 1993
Comment | Posted at 11:13pm via Condolence

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