Alan Rosselle, a true one of a kind man, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at his home in Kittanning, Pa with his family nearby. His personal motto was "Life is Good" and he truly lived life to the fullest. He spent his life working hard and playing harder, and he loved his family more than anything.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Lewis and deceased father Eugene Rosselle, his children Chelsey & Tim Arnold and Nicholas & Allyson Rosselle, grandchildren Skyla, Katalina, Ella, and Anderson, and siblings Connie Cook, Marty & Denise Rosselle, and Haylee & Bill Macken.
Alan was born and raised in New Kensington, Pa and lived his teen years in Orlando, Florida, before moving back to Pennsylvania to build an extraordinary life. He spent the last few years of his life as a snow bird, always chasing the warm weather and sunshine. He spent his winters in Sebastian, Florida creating a family out of all of his friends there and enjoying good food and fishing with them. In the summers, he made Kittanning, Pa his home, loving dubed "camp", where his friends and family gathered all summer to sit on the deck and enjoy the beautiful view of the river with him. He loved both of these places and spending time by the water with those he loved the most.
Alan was a smart, strong, hard worker who piloted many successful businesses in his lifetime. Most notably, Rosselle Enterprises where he built custom log homes and did street repair for the local borough. His son, Nicholas, now follows in Alan's footsteps, building and repairing log homes in his own business. His daughter, Chelsey, also got his entrepreneurial spirit and owns her own photography business and studios. Later in life, Alan created Shootin Bull Tavern, a local bar where he loved gathering with friends for many bike nights, chili cook offs, and great parties with live bands.
Alan was the kind of man who truly loved life and had a passion for adventure. From race cars to motorcycles, to boats, he was always enjoying his "toys". He made friends everywhere he went and was always trying to put a smile on everyone's face, whether they liked it or not. He always lived life on his own terms and was so proud of the life he built.
More than anything, he loved his family. He constantly bragged about his children and their accomplishments, and could not have been more in love with his grandchildren. He loved being Pap Pap to Skyla, Katalina, Ella, and Anderson and showed everyone he talked to photos of his beautiful blonde grandbabies. As he put it, he was "not your average role model", but his children loved him just as he was and learned countless lessons about life, the importance of family, and the value of hardwork from him.
For anyone that knew Alan, they knew he was a special kind of personality. He was strong and fought off illness for many years just to keep on living the life that he loved. He has countless friends and family members that will mourn his passing and miss him terribly.
We invite all of those who knew and loved Alan to join us in a celebration of his life on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 6-8pm at Ricks Sports Bar & Grill at 5400 William Penn Hwy, Export, PA 15632.
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