Chapter Mourns Passing of David Rossnagel
Past Chapter President and Past National Society Chairman Will Be Fondly Remembered
David W. Rossnagel, a distinguished NY/NJ Chapter Member, Past Chapter President and Past National Society Chairman, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at St. Barnabas Medical center in Livingston at the young age of 57. Dave is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Paul, daughter Paige and brothers Mark and Matthew. Dave was born in Lampasas, Texas. He grew up in Irvington and moved to Parsippany 27 years ago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Kean University in Union.

Dave spent his entire career in the banking industry. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Internal Audit for Investors Bank in Short Hills. Dave was employed by Investors for 39 years primarily performing services in internal audit and security.

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Dave Rossnagel provides the traditional  invocation at the Chapter's 2012 Installation Dinner on June 8, 2012.

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Dave Rossnagel smiles with wife Carolyn at the Chapter's 2010 Installation Dinner moments before ...

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Dave offered the invocation at the Chapter's 2010 Installation Dinner.

Dave personally provided decades of support to the FMS NY/NJ Chapter and the FMS National Society as a Member and Officer. Dave held each Officer position in the NY/NJ Chapter and served as Chapter President in 2002. He later served as Chairman of the FMS National Society during 2007-2008.

The Chapter Officers both past and present will fondly remember the contributions Dave made to enhance the Chapter, not just through his actions as a Member, but through his positive character and strong integrity. Current Chapter President James Montagne perhaps best remembered Dave’s contributions and accomplishments: “Dave has been a staunch supporter of our Chapter for years and I speak for many in saying that his presence will be greatly missed.”

Dave was best known for giving his time and effort to improve the lives of all of those he touched both within the industry and in his personal life. He performed extensive works of charity for his church and to help the less fortunate through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

In accordance with Chapter tradition, The NY/NJ Chapter precedes each meeting with a prayer of invocation. The Chapter Officers frequently called upon Dave to perform this important Chapter service. The Chapter was proud to have Dave perform the invocation at the Chapter’s most recent Annual Installation Dinner on June 8, 2012. The Chapter’s photographer was also proud to capture the moment. The photo is included above along with several other events in which Dave performed the invocation.

The Chapter Officers would like you to relive some of the moments that Dave Rossnagel enjoyed as a Member of the NY/NJ Chapter by reviewing the included photos as captured by the Chapter photographer over the past 10 years.

Dave's  Letter to the Membership as Chapter President in 2002.

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Immediate Past National Chairman Dave Rossnagel offers the traditional invocation at the 2008 Chapter Christmas Celebration.
Dave Rossnagel joined the speaker (near left) from the May 2009 Technology Mini-Session and Members of the Chapter's Emerging Technologies Committee. (l.-r.) Gary Loew, Dave Lauwe and John Klimowich.

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Dave Rossnagel offers the traditional Presidential gavel to Rob Rey after installing Rob as Chapter President in 2006.
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Immediate Past Chapter President Dave Rossnagel addresses the Chapter along with Chapter President Nelson Fiordalisi at the March 2003 Dinner Meeting.
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Chapter President Dave Rossnagel poses at the podium before giving his "State of the Chapter" Address in 2002.