Peter Rosi, 73, Feb. 17, 1939-Sept. 9, 2012
- Deceased's name: Peter Rosi
- Age: 79
- Date: September 9, 2012
- Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Obituary courtesy of Williams-Kampp Funeral Home:
Peter R. Rosi passed away on Sunday, September 9, at his home in Wheaton, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Barbara nee Barlog; a brother, Ross D. Rosi; nieces and nephews; and he was a dear son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle to Barbara's family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Peter A. Rosi and Gina Vanna Rosi.
Pete was born and raised in Chicago and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Notre Dame. Pete served as First Lieutenant and a platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" for service in the Dominican Republic in 1965. He achieved the rank of Captain while serving in the Marine Corps Reserve.
The brotherhood of the Marine Corps remained strong throughout his life. Pete began his career in real estate as a broker at Arthur Rubloff & Co. in Chicago. Later, he became a real estate developer as owner/managing director of West Chicago Enterprises, Ltd. With his eye for detail and commitment to excellence, he managed the development of over 1 million square feet of industrial facilities in West Chicago that were leased to Fortune 500 companies.
More recently, he developed a unique residential subdivision known as Oak Shadows which surrounds a natural lake setting in Kane County. Since early boyhood, cars had been an attraction that grew into a passion. From his first Model T Ford, Pete spent his teenage years with the Hot Rods of the 1940s and 50s and progressed into owning and restoring award-winning classic cars such as a 1929 Duesenberg; 1932, 1933 and 1934 Packards; a 1933 Marmon; and a 1937 Cord.
Although he enjoyed the challenge of a project, traveling the roads of the United States and Canada in these "time machines" with Barbara and other car enthusiasts was the highlight of his hobby.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton (1 block east of Naperville Road). Inurnment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057; or made online at www.semperfifund.org.