Michael J. Rosanova – Sept. 7

Michael J. Rosanova, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC. Born and raised in Pelham, NY, he volunteered and served with the U.S. Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt during the latter stages of WWII. After military service, he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and subsequently resided in New City, NY.

Michael would later meet Eleanor Iarossi, his wife of 62 years. Together, they would raise four children. Michael spent his professional life in sales, but in his spare time he enjoyed playing golf with his neighborhood “buddies,” where he had the tendency to “explore the whole course” during his outings. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, particularly during vacations at the Jersey Shore.

Michael will be remembered as a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly and always put their interests above his own. He will also be remembered as a man of unwavering character and integrity. Michael is predeceased by his parents, Francesco and Florence Rosanova, his sister, Eleanor Frezzo, his brother-in-law, Vincent Frezzo, and his daughter-in-law, Loan Rosanova.

Michael is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his four children: Beth (Michael Bagarozzi), Susan (Steven Salmi), Michael and Kim; six grandchildren: Andrew Lawrence (Denise), Jennifer (Michael Klaver), Michael J. Rosanova, II, Nichole Rosanova, Alyssa Armandi and Nicole (John Coppa); and six great grandchildren: Hannah, Antonia, Bryce, Riley, Alex and Grayson.

A celebration of Michael’s life will take place on Tuesday, September 14th from 9AM – 10AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave North, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Immediately following will be a mass of Christian burial. Michael will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Florence, SC National Cemetery, 803 East National Cemetery Rd, Florence, SC 29506 on Tuesday, September 14th at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s name to either Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, the Disabled American Veterans or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Editor’s note: Thie obituary was provided by the family.