Mr. Edward Lee Rosner was born in Allegheny County, PA to first generation German immigrants, Martha and Gustav Rosner. He was the youngest of fourteen children and as a child enjoyed roaming the Western Pennsylvania countryside eating crab apples and wild mushrooms that he learned to pick from his father. He could drive a coal truck by the time he was twelve and at sixteen, during the war years, hauled coal seven days a week for his father’s mine.
He moved his family from Warren, Ohio to Lake Worth, Florida in 1962 and continued his career as a machinist making experimental aircraft engine parts from the most exotic materials available. He retired from Pratt & Whitney Corp. As a machinist he was known for his precision, work ethic, and solving difficult problems in innovative ways.
He was known as a kind, and soft hearted man who placed his family first and was a devoted husband to Anna Marie Rosner and after her death to Pearl Stainton Rosner.
He was an avid bowler and a favorite team member participating in multiple leagues into his late 80s. But his life long passion was racing short track stock cars. He was always fast and honorable and won his first time on a track in 1954. He also restored several autos to show quality.
Edward was predeceased by his two wives, Anna Marie Rosner and Pearl Stainton Rosner. He is survived by his his children, Robert William (Jacquelyn) Rosner, Edward Gustav (Pamela) Rosner, Sr. and Sherry Jane Marie (Robert) Patterson; grandchildren, Renee (Hensell) Harris, Brittany Patterson, Edward Rosner, Jr., Elizabeth (Daniel) Cantrell and Donovan (Rachael) Patterson; great grandchildren, Leilani Cantrell, Lincoln Cantrell, Anna Renee Harris and Austin Harris; sisters, Erma Jean Rogers and Dorothy Reiser.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Tillman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2170 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida. A Funeral Service celebrated by Pastor Bruce Stutzman will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home on Sunday. Edward will be laid to rest at Prairie Cemetery in Harrisville, Pennsylvania.
For those unable to attend, service will be available via webcast. Livestream will begin on Sunday at 12:45 PM.
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