David Edward Rosinski

David Edward Rosinski, 51, of Olathe, passed away at home December 26, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and friends, after a 5 year battle with cancer.

David was born in Palo Alto, California on August 5, 1961 and raised in Cupertino, California. He was a career sales manager in the tile & granite industry.  Dave married Mary Lynn Edmonds in June 1990 and they lived in the San FranciscoBay area for six years.  In 1996, Dave and Mary moved to Las Vegas where Mia and Renee were born.  In 2004, Dave moved his family from Las Vegas to Olathe so Mary and the girls would be closer to family.  Dave began supporting himself when he was 17 years old.  His reputation for hard work and expertise was well known in the tile industry.  As a devoted husband and father, he worked hard to provide for Mary, Mia and Renee.

Dave took every opportunity to be involved in his daughters activities especially their soccer games and band performances.  He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and rarely missed the weekly poker nights.  Dave played, coached, and refereed ice hockey for most of his life.  He often trained and mentored new referees.  He especially looked forward to the yearly Dave-a-Palooza weekends with his childhood friends since being diagnosed. 

 David fought a courageous battle with cancer the last 5 years.  Throughout the entire process, he maintained a positive attitude of hope and didn’t allow himself or others to feel sorry for him.  During his illness he was treated by outstanding doctors and nurses at the Kansas CityCancerCenter and was cared for in his final 6 months by Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jean and brother, Michael.

David is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lynn and daughters, Mia Nicole and Renee Marie, of the home; father, Norman (Ginny) Rosinski of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother, Thomas (Melinda) Rosinski of Pearland, Texas; sisters, Ann (Jim) Sturges of Boynton Beach, Florida and Janet (Steve) Kroll of Hayfork, California. .  

Mass will be 11:00 am Monday, Dec 31st at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th St. Shawnee, KS 66216 followed by inurnment at Resurrection Mausoleum, Prince of Peace Chapel. Visitation will begin at 10am at Good Shepherd.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), 1 Elmwood Ave. Kansas City, KS 66103.


  1. Paul Iverson on January 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Mary and Family,

    I just learned of this news. Saddened. I shared a few years in the Bay Area with Dave and his brother, Mike. Two tremendous guys. My thoughts are with you and your daughters.

    Paul Iverson

  2. Rosemary & Doug Mehner on January 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Dear Mary, Mia and Renee
    We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Mary, we beleive that you’re right saying that he’s beathing easier and playing hockey and poker in heaven. We were all fortunate to have Dave in our lives and I beleive we are all better people for it. You and the girls will be in our prayers, God bless.

  3. Carol McKee Rosinski on January 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Mary, There are no words that make this easier, but I am at peace knowing that Dave is in Heaven playing hockey with his brother Mike, remember, he is just on the other side of the door….love to you, Mia and Renee,xoxoxox

  4. Patti Seibolt Beckingham -OHS/80 on December 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Thinking of you and your girls and sending
    heartfelt prayers.

  5. Stephanie, Bobby, Allison and Gracie Boresow on December 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Please know how deeply you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ali and I planned on seeing you today but I fell sick and was unable to make it. Our hearts go out to each of you as we think of the wonderful person Dave was. His positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all who knew him. We hope you feel the comfort and strength of all who adore your family. We lift you up and pray that you feel Dave’s presence in your hearts every day.

  6. Terri and Kevin Janison on December 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Dear Mary,

    We were so sad to read of Dave’s passing this morning. Please know you are all still in our prayers. We have so many good memories of the time we spent together while you lived in Las Vegas. Love and hugs to you and the girls.

  7. Adolfo Celis on December 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

    May you be comforted in knowing that Dave is in a much better place. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family.

  8. Tom Rosinski on December 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Swing. I miss you so much but am glad you are skating in the Lord’s rink. Amen.

  9. Jay Zorzy on December 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    We are greatly saddened by Dave’s passing. He was taken from us far too young. But it can be said few lived life as fully as Dave. He was a hard-driver on and off the ice. We should all be inspired by his spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

    Jay & Jeane Zorzy

  10. Vaughn, Ruthann, Kaitlyn and Lauryn Airy on December 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time. Feel free to contact us if you need anything.

  11. Jim & Carol Hausauer on December 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Mary, Mia, and Ranae,

    Dave was such a nice man and the strength he showed is an inspiration to us. You are in our many thoughts and prayers.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Jim & Carol Hausauer & family

  12. Janet Cuschieri on December 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with You, Mia and Renae.
    I recently drove by your old home in El Granada, Ca. and remembered the old days. Dave was too young and had lots of love for you, his family, and life. May the memories keep you strong. Love, Janet Cuschieri

  13. Brian Fay on December 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I will always remember the great times with Dave on and off the ice. So many great hockey memories with him and Mike.

    All the best,

  14. Tony Bozarth on December 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Dear Mary, Mia and Renae,

    The thoughts and prayers of us all are with you at this time. We are there when you need us.

    Tony Bozarth and the Olathe East Cross Country Family.

  15. Ive Arias on December 29, 2012 at 10:39 am


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. I am here for anything you all need. I will stay in touch in the weeks to come.

    Love you all,


  16. Lisa Sloan and boys on December 29, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Dear Mary, Mia and Renae,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave was a great man and father and will be truley missed by all.
    Lisa Sloan

  17. Jonann Ellner on December 29, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Dear Mary, Mia and Renae,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your strength, love and endless (boundless) zest for life is an inspiration for us all to follow.
    With a heavy heart,
    The Ellner Family

  18. Gary Nelson on December 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    We were very sad to hear about Dave’s passing. He will be missed by so many. Linda will be calling you later to see what we can do for you and your family.

    Gary Nelson

  19. Jim Zoretic on December 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Mary, please let me know what I can do. Dave was a great friend, probably my best friend. My condolences are with you and your daughters

    Jim Zoretic

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