James Stanley Rosin



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James Stanley Rosin, of Chugiak, died on Feb. 22, 2012 at Alaska Regional in Anchorage. He was 58.

A graveside service was held at Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Friday March 2, with a celebration of life and potluck held afterward at American Legion Post 33 in Peters Creek.

Mr. Rosin was born on Dec. 14, 1953 to Henry and Rita (Bottleman) Rosin in West Bend, Wisc. He grew up in Wisconsin, and after graduating high school he worked as a carpenter with his dad. In Nov. 1974 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. On June 18, 1977 he married Tammy Foster Rosin in Shawnee, Okla. The couple moved to Anchorage in 1978. he was discharged from the Army in September of 1985. He continued working in Civil Service until his retirement on Oct. 31, 2010. Throughout the years, he always kept busy building and owning his own construction business. He was a member of American Legion Post 33, where he volunteered at numerous functions; the Eagle River VFW; and Chugiak Eagles 4174.

“James will be remembered for his carpentry and his love for his family and Dakota AKA ‘Little Boy,’ his black lab. He enjoyed his time at the cabin and his model trains. He will be truly missed by his family and all his friends,” his family said.

He is survived by his wife Tammy, of Chugiak; sisters, Ann Willey, of Mesa, Ariz., Mary Demmon, of Oakfield, Wisc., and Cheryl Harris of Hartford, Wisc; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mike Rosin; uncle, John Bottleman; and his grandparents. Memorial donations may be made to the Children and Youth fund at the American Legion Post 33, P.O. Box 670118, Chugiak, AK 99567

Arrangements by Alaska Cook Inlet Funeral Services. An online guestbook may be signed at www.cookinletfuneralhome.com

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