Jeff Alan Rosiek
October 3, 1952 - January 20, 2024

Jeff Alan Rosiek, age 71, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida passed away on January 20, 2024. Born on October 3, 1952, Jeff lived a life marked by service, loyalty, and an unwavering love for his family, friends, and many cherished animals.

Jeff’s journey began as the beloved son of Stanley and Wanda Rosiek, who preceded him in death. His roots ran deep in the community of Oak Hill, West Virginia where his brothers, Mick and Rick Rosiek, also predeceased him.

Leaving behind to honor his legacy are his siblings Stosh and wife Tanny Rosiek of Wisconsin; his caring sisters, Karen Todaro and her husband, Ben, of Oak Hill, West Virginia, and Paula Prostrollo of Oak Hill WV.

Jeff’s dedication to his country was apparent through his honorable service in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1982. As a Staff Sergeant, Jeff was highly decorated, earning numerous accolades including the Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal along with many others.

Known for his compassionate spirit, Jeff was an active member of Idlewild Baptist Church in Florida. His generosity and kindness extended to all living creatures, leading him to support animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, PETA, and the Pasco County Animal Services, where he was a lifelong advocate for rescue dogs.

Jeff’s own beloved canine companion, Willa, remains a testament to his caring nature.

His memory will be forever cherished by his loving family, a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, a host of friends, and his church family who felt his impact deeply.

In honor of Jeff’s passion for animal rescue, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pasco Animal Services of Pasco, Florida. His commitment to the welfare of animals is a legacy that will continue to inspire and impact the community he loved so dearly.

Jeff Alan Rosiek will be deeply missed, but the values he lived by will continue to resonate within the hearts of those he touched. His life was a reflection of his heart: large, compassionate, and forever giving. May he rest in peace, knowing he left this world a far better place.

A Family Gathering and Memorial Service in his honor will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 starting at 10:00AM, including Military Honors at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., Lutz, Florida 33548.


15 Comments

  • Carol Bowles Burdette Posted January 24, 2024 3:45 pm

    Karen and Paula, I’m so very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family 🙏🩷🙏

  • Shawn Lasseter Posted January 24, 2024 4:38 pm

    So very sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. I had the privilege of working with Jeff over the past 20+ years and truly enjoyed our friendship. I’ll miss his stories of growing up in West Virginia, his military days, his life he had with Charlene, and the dogs he loved so much. The world seems a little darker knowing that he is no longer with us, but I’m so thankful for having the opportunity to know and care about someone as sweet as Jeff. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Savannah Posted January 24, 2024 4:54 pm

    I love you Uncle Jeff. We will see you in Heaven soon enough.

  • Alan Gaddie Posted January 24, 2024 5:25 pm

    So very sad to read of Jeff’s passing.i got to know Jeff in helping him sell his house and buy the villa and loved his compassion for his dogs and other friends dogs. He was such a kind and genuine person and always enjoyed speaking with him when I was in the neighborhood. He will be greatly missed but knowing his love of Christ, we will see him again.
    Condolences to the family.

  • Karen McBride Posted January 24, 2024 7:04 pm

    I’m so thankful to have met Jeff a few years ago and have enjoyed his friendship. Our group would get together for dinner or hikes in the park where he would bring his sweet dog. He loved his dogs and they loved him! One of my favorites days with Jeff was when we saw the blue Angels at MacDill AFB. He shared some funny stories of his military days. He will be missed but I have peace knowing he is no longer in pain and is with Jesus.

  • Patti Posted January 25, 2024 8:56 am

    My deepest condolences to Jeff’s family. My connection with Jeff was established by his dedication and compassion for rescued animals. His heart was among the purest I’ve ever known. Jeff, you will be missed. But no doubt you are in Heaven playing with the dogs who also crossed the bridge.

  • Inez Posted January 25, 2024 9:58 pm

    So very sorry to hear this news today .
    Jeff was my neighborhood friend we always had great conversations and some good laughs…he will be missed but always be in our hearts…God Bless Jeff 🙏😢💕

  • Ashley Kocourek Posted January 26, 2024 12:59 pm

    Sweet, Jeff. I am so heartbroken to hear this news! I had the pleasure of knowing Jeff only for a short time through work, but that short time made a BIG impact on me. I was blown away by the compassion for animals and humans, his service, and his endless stories of life, adventure, and serving on the military. He will be greatly missed by myself and all our colleagues at Stantec Consulting. Big hugs to all his family and friends. Jeff is truly a gem and will never be forgotten!

  • Vanessa Hahn Posted January 26, 2024 2:01 pm

    My sincere condolences to Jeff’s family and friends. I had the privilege of working with Jeff at Stantec. He was a kind, collaborative colleague and always took the time to ask how I was doing and how he could help. He will be greatly missed.

  • Shawn LaFata Posted January 26, 2024 3:21 pm

    What Jeff did in his time here on Earth was an expression of the human spirit at its best. We will all miss our friend and I look forward to the time when we meet again. I will always remember his love for dogs, and senior dogs in particular. It takes someone with a special heart to want to care for animals in the latter stages of their lives. Whether it was feeding those dogs at the SPCA or caring for them in his home, Jeff was willing to do the things that others no longer wanted to.

  • Chris Knox Posted January 26, 2024 5:46 pm

    I am so sad to hear the news! I worked with Jeff for many years and will always cherish the laughs and jokes we had with each other. He loved to joke around and really let you in when he considered you a friend. His love for his pups was amazing, and he really did care for all animals as he always brought some canned cat food for the strays around the office. His stories always made us laugh and he was very proud of his time in the military. Jeff will be missed by us all. Gone too soon.

  • Dian Posted January 28, 2024 6:36 pm

    I am thankful for the opportunity to have known Jeff. His conversations filled my heart. He was passionate about his love for the Lord. Sleep well, my friend.

  • Mark Ziolkowski Posted January 31, 2024 2:43 pm

    Jeff and I were neighbors for a couple years. He always had a story of how he met me. He was talking with me and I walked into a stop sign (comedic fashion). Ever since then we’ve had many laughs together. He will be greatly missed.

  • Tanya Camacho Posted February 6, 2024 1:52 am

    Worked with Jeff for almost 16 years and he always had a story to bring a smile to your face. He will truly be missed by all of his colleagues, friends, and family. Sending thoughts and prayers for strength and peace to his family during this difficult time. Whomever took his dog in will have big shoes to fill. He had the biggest heart for people and animals alike! We’ll miss you Jeff!

  • Idellia Posted February 13, 2024 11:04 pm

    Jeff was a dear neighbor and friend of mine. He always had a kind heart. We have shared many stories full of laughter together. They will remain in my heart. You fought a good fight. I know you are resting in God’s care. May your memory be eternal until we meet again. May God bring peace and comfort to the family. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏🏽


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