Richard David Rosendahl, Sr., 83, of Fort Lauderdale, FL passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Richard was born in Manchester, Connecticut to Gunnar and Isabelle Rosendahl on March 27, 1934.
Richard married Mary Ruth Henry on September 11, 1999 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
He obtained his BA in Pastoral Counseling from Florida Religious Studies Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL and became a Certified Addictions Professional from the University of Miami. Richard worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor for Anon-Anew, The Starting Place, Broward Outreach, The Family and several other agencies for over 20 years. In his earlier career he was a machine shop supervisor and plant manager. After retiring he continued to provide counseling, sponsorship and mentoring for many people.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents Gunnar and Isabelle Rosendahl of Connecticut, his sister Jean Ross of West Palm Beach, FL and his granddaughter Amber Nicole Scott of Tampa, FL.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Rosendahl, his children, Denise Davis of Brandon FL, Richard Rosendahl, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and Linda Tibbetts of Brandon FL, his sister Barbara Pickering of Johnson City, Tenn. and his grandchildren Alyssa Tibbetts, Mark Tibbetts, Lauren Tibbetts and great-grandchildren Josh Scott and Devin Scott.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 am on January 25, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church 8279 Sunset Strip, Sunrise FL 33322 with Father Sean Mulcahy officiating. Burial to follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1400 South State Road 7, North Lauderdale, FL. Arrangements are by Fred Hunter Funeral Home.
The family of Richard wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, and nurses for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the American Diabetes Association.
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