ROSSNICK, GERALD H., D.D.S.

94, passed away at home on June 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Jersey City, Dr. Rossnick lived in Bayonne for 68 years. Jerry attended Jersey City State College, NYU, and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1949, he graduated from Temple University’s Dental School in Philadelphia. He maintained a dental office in Jersey City for many years before moving his practice to Bayonne, retiring in 1988. He served stateside in the US Army during World War II. Dr. Rossnick was very active in Bayonne civic affairs, having been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Board of Adjustment, and Board of Education (vice-president), Chairperson of Bayonne’s Centennial Celebration, and Treasurer of the Student Exchange Program with Bayonne, France. He was a past member of the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family and Counseling Service, Knights of Pythias, and Temple Beth Am where he served as Brotherhood president. He also was a past honoree of the National Council of Christians and Jews. Jerry was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Muriel (Sams), brother Robert Ross (Elaine), sister Gertrude Lowenthal (Bernard), son-in-law William Manieri, and parents Samuel and Anna (Teitlebaum) Rossnick. His memory will be cherished by his children Susan Miller (Donald), Linda Manieri, and Barry Rossnick (Nancy Castor). He is also survived by grandchildren Jane Metacarpa (John), Lisa Kawalek (Stephen), and Amy Shaman (Dr. Jeffrey), and great-grandchildren, Johnny and Molly Metacarpa, Asher and Judah Kawalek, and Levi and Lilah Shaman. He leaves behind a very special friend, Michael O’Neill, and wonderful caretakers, Jean Cubberly, Ana Ramos, and Michelle Rowan. Donations in Gerald’s name may be made to Temple Beth Am, 111 Avenue B, Bayonne, or the American Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements by GUTTERMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 463 Monmouth St., Jersey City.