John Edward Rossi

September 2, 1989 - January 23, 2010
John Edward Rossi

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John Edward Rossi, 20 of Buff Circle in Wilmington, died early Saturday, January 23, 2010 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 2, 1989, he was raised in Ware, Massachusetts until 2001. He was an athlete from his T Ball days to soccer, football and his first love, baseball. After moving to Wilmington in 2001, he played baseball pretty much year round for several years, from recreational to AAU to legion and high school baseball. He played baseball on several All Star teams and played JV and Varsity Baseball for E. A. Laney High School. After graduating, he attended Cape Fear Community College, where he was working toward a degree in business administration. He was planning to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the fall. He was employed by Finish Line and Best Buy in Wilmington.

He leaves behind his parents, Michael and Tina Rossi of Wilmington, and two brothers, Michael Jr. and Steven , both of Wilmington, and his Maternal Grandmother, Alice Hubbard of Agawam, Massachusetts, several aunts and uncles and dozens of cousins and hundreds of close friends.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church where the family will see friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local chapter of the D.A.R.E. program

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  • January 25, 2010
    James and Tina Capps says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have such good memories and fun times of John while playing baseball. He was such a good person always smiling .. Let God be with you.

  • January 25, 2010
    Lorrie Knight-Evans says:
    My deepest deepest condolences. My son Josh Knight worked with Mike at Home Depot in Shallotte. We are extremely sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you during this time. Lorrie Knight-Evans

  • January 25, 2010
    Trey Pugh says:
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your love one. May the comfort God, help you through this difficult time. Trey Pugh and Family

  • January 25, 2010
    sean lynge says:
    Do his family and those that loved him (which was anyone who came in contact with), we will remember all the times he made us laugh with his great laughter and humor. John was a very carring person and his family at Best Buy will deeply miss him.

  • January 25, 2010
    Taylor K. Allen says:
    Rossi, Where do I begin? You have always been an amazing friend and person. I will never ever forget your warm smile and your ever caring embrace. We realize we have lost a very special person in our lives but it is important to also realize that now heaven has gained one very very special angle. Rest in peace, John. I love you and will miss you everyday. Taylor K. Allen, E.A. Laney High school class of 2008