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Eugene 'Gene' Richard Rosensteel

As originally published on Wednesday, July 06 2011

Eugene "Gene" Richard Rosensteel, age 74, of Emmitsburg, Maryland, died on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD.

Born February 23, 1937 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Allen C. Rosensteel and Laura G. (Topper) Rosensteel Fritz. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce A. (Behr) Rosensteel.

Gene graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Emmitsburg and attended Mt. St. Mary’s University. He was retired in 1998 after 44 years service as an integrated facility specialist with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers at Ft. Detrick. Gene was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg; life member of Bishop McNamara, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; life member of Brute Council #1860 Knights of Columbus; and a charter member of the sons of the American Legion, Francis X. Elder Post 121, all of Emmitsburg. He was an active volunteer in the community, especially during the Christmas holiday, and served as past town of Emmitsburg commissioner. Gene loved visiting Ocean City and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Richard Rosensteel of Emmitsburg, Michael Rosensteel and wife Deborah of Frederick, Gregory Rosensteel of Emmitsburg, and Laura Imes and husband Jeffrey of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Joshua and Justin Rosensteel, Alyssa, Nicholas, and Matthew Imes; sisters, Pauline Lentz of Hampstead, and Trudy Baker of Taneytown. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by siblings Mary Theresa Miller and Charles Rosensteel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, on Friday, July 8, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, with the Rev. Stephen Trzecieski, C.M., as celebrant. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Emmitsburg.

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 anecdotes about him to us at: history@emmitsburg.net