Anthony Daniel Rossi passed away on October 4, 2022 while surrounded by his loving family and fiancée at the age of 26.
Anthony is preceded in death by his grandparents Anthony and Barbara Rossi; grandmother Katherine Runyon; Aunt Loretta Wack; and his sweet shorkie tzu named Bailey.
Born in Virginia in 1996, Anthony attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic School for all of grade school and was named “Young Man of the Year” by the Knights of Columbus. He went on to become a volleyball athlete at Ocean Lakes Highschool and again at Longwood University. He graduated Longwood in 2014 with a degree in criminal justice. He then began his career as a deputy for the Virginia Beach Sheriff Department.
Anthony loved having a great time with his friends and family. He loved throwing back a few drinks, listening to country music, and playing around with his dog Zander. He spent countless hours with his fiancée Lauren and had such a great sense of humor. Anthony always had compassion for others and it showed throughout his life. He had a gentle soul and was very much loved.
Left to cherish the memory of Anthony Rossi are his parents Daniel and Sharon Rossi; sister Nicole Rossi; fiancée Lauren Matthews; Aunt Debbie (Andrew Makovsky) Runyon; Michael (Kris) Rossi, Richard Rossi, Regina (Rob) Valentine, Marion Wall; cousins Joseph Benzing, Michaela Rossi, Kristina Rossi, Christopher Rossi, Pop-pop Howard (Lauretta) Runyon, and four legged Zander.
A visitation with family and friends will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel. Mass will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, October 7, 2022 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church with a reception to follow.