CRYSTAL RIVER, FLA. — Mr. Raymond J. Rosio, 91, formerly of Ausable Forks, died peacefully Tuesday, May 6, 2014, surrounded by his sons, who cared for him while fighting his battle with dimentia.
Ray was born in Ausable Forks, on Nov. 22, 1922, the son of the late Matthew and Mary (Betters) Rosio.
He attended Ausable Forks High School and later served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944. He was a World War II combat veteren. Upon his return to Ausable Forks, he began work for Walter F. Kenny Cheverolet, where he worked for the next 30 years. On June 16, 1955, he married the love of his life, Laura (Lafountain) Rosio. They proceeded to have two sons, Ronnie and Kevin. Later in life, Ray worked for Key Bank and also owned and operated L&R Video Plus, along with his wife.
Ray and Laura retired to Crystal River, Fla. in 1997, where he cared for her up until the time of her passing in 2006. Ray loved his family and spent the rest of his years surrounded by them. We will always remember him laughing and whistling as he often did. He liked to poke fun, and was known for coming up with funny nicknames for just about everyone. He loved to tell stories about the old days, while enjoying a big piece of pie, donut, lollipop, or anything sweet for that matter. He will be greatly missed and thought of often by all of those who knew and loved him. "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."
Ray is survived by his two sons and daugher-in-laws, Ron and Sue Rosio of Citrus Springs and Kevin and Edie Rosio of Crystal River, Fla.; four grandchildren, Alyssa and Nicole Rosio of Ausable Forks, Jayson Rosio and his wife Cyndel, and Tiffany Reynard and her husband Danny of Crystal River; five great-grandchildren, Griffin and Ella Escudero of Ausable Forks; Drake and Laura Rosio, and Tallan Reynard of Crystal River. He is also survived by many neices, nephews, and cousins.
Ray was predeceased by his wife, Laura; two brothers, Wilmer and Ed Rosio; one sister, Melvina Rosio.
In accordance with Ray's wishes, there will be no services. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice House, 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, Florida 34461, where he finally found rest his last few days on this earth. Arrangements were entrusted to National Cremation Society, 13011 US Highway 19N, Hudson, Florida 34667 (727) 863-1000.