Robert Stanley Rosson
Robert Stanley Rosson, M.D., 83 years of age, died Friday (May 8, 2015) at home in Rocky Hill after a long illness. Born April 21, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mildred Rosson of Silver Spring, MD. Bob was a 1954 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown and a 1958 graduate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He did his internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, residencies at Beth Israel and Hartford Hospital, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven. He practiced gastroenterology at Hartford Hospital for 40 years and served as Chief of Gastroenterology from 1980 to 2000 and as President of the Medical Staff from 1993 to 1995. He also served as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and as President of the Howard Spiro Society. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Eileen Kaufman Rosson. He is survived by three children: Julia Rosson Small and her husband Daniel of Chevy Chase, MD; Andrew D. Rosson and his wife Susan of Rye Brook, NY; and Richard D. Rosson of Ashland, MA; five grandchildren: Jacob, Annie and Maya Small, and Josh and Scott Rosson; a sister: Diane Wisneski and her husband Harris of Gaithersburg, MD; and his loving partner Judith Pitt and faithful dog Benson of Rocky Hill. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 2 pm in the Sanctuary of Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Cemetery, 51 Jackson Street, Avon. Shiva will be observed immediately following the interment at Beth El Temple. The family will also sit shiva at home on Wednesday, May 13, and Thursday, May 14, from 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan University, 318 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459; to Harvard Medical School, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; or to Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions or to sign the guestbook, please visit online at

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