In Memory

Dennis L. Rosato

Dennis L. Rosato

Dennis Rosato, 65, passed away on Dec. 17, 2020, in his beloved Montana, after courageously battling cancer. His sister, Angela, who had been helping him for the past two months, was at his bedside when he passed.

Dennis was born in Hazleton, the youngest of four siblings, to the late Joseph (Ben) and Theresa (Brogno) Rosato.

A graduate of Hazleton High School and Williamsport Area Community College, Dennis was last employed as a machinist at Federal Business Products and then as a maintenance supervisor at Van Hoekelen Greenhouses.

From a young age he had an interest in taking things apart and putting them back together. Much like his father, if something was broken he could find a way to fix it.

He was a past president of the Hazleton Jaycees and visited homes as Santa for their fundraising project.

Dennis loved the great outdoors, especially fishing, boating and camping. He visited Montana a few times and decided the Big Sky Country was for him. In 2012 he fulfilled his dream and moved to Montana.

He shared stories with his family of beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountains, rambling rivers and a plethora of indigenous animals.

He also enjoyed reading nonfiction books and in particular "how-to" and "self-help" books.

Sadly missed by all, he is survived by siblings, Gus and wife, Betty; Angela Daniele; and Joseph and wife, Deborah. He is fondly remembered as Uncle D by his nieces and nephews, Maria Sterling; Kimberly Cardello and husband, K.C.; Michael Rosato and wife, Hatice; Elizabeth Rosato and husband, William Armstrong; Sarah, Jonathan, and Rebecca Rosato; along with two great nieces and three great nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Public Library, the or a charity of your choosing.