John M. “Jack” Roseberry

January 14, 1927 ‒ December 13, 2020

Galion, Ohio

John M. “Jack” Roseberry, 93, of Galion passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the Carlisle Place in Bucyrus.

He was born January 14, 1927 in Mt. Victory, Ohio and was the son of Frank and Jesse (Hunt) Roseberry. Jack married Doris (Bolles) Roseberry on December 24, 1950 and she survives.

He was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. Jack furthered his education with a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. He taught for six years in the Mechanicsburg School System, 10 years at Bucyrus City Schools and for 23 years at Colonel Crawford Schools as a principal of the Middle School.

Jack was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion. He has served on the board of Crawford County Council on Aging, member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 of Galion and the Ohio Teachers Association. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables. After retiring Jack and Doris enjoyed traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Mark M. (Colleen) Roseberry of Galion, Neil F. (Carrie) Roseberry of Macedonia, Ohio and Christopher A. (Sara) Roseberry of Snowmass, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Carin) Roseberry, Rachel (Jordan Corwin) Roseberry, Anna Roseberry, David Roseberry, Sarah (Jonathan) Lytle, Michael (Allyson) Roseberry, Alexandra Roseberry, Jackson Roseberry and Lucas Roseberry, five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Roseberry of Strongsville and a sister-in-law, Shirley Roseberry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Roseberry, grandson, Joshua Roseberry; brother, Charles Roseberry and sisters, Rebecca Sowers and infant sister, Dolly Roseberry.

A joint service for both Jack and  Doris will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry Street, Galion, Ohio  44833 on  Saturday, July 31, 2021, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the service to start at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ash Welch officiating .

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Pre-School in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jack Roseberry, and condolences may be made to them at



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  • Doris and sons,
    I fondly remember Jack and your wonderful family. My husband Jerry and I were members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where I played organ and also sang in the choir when you directed. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • I was a student at N. Robinson and met Mr Roseberry in summer school, 1968. Just a few years ago. He made a lifetime impression. Such an awesome man. Sending prayers for his family. Thank you Mr. Roseberry for all you did for me.

  • Little did I know in 1973 when I walked into a Sunday School class at St.Paul very nervous I was greeted with a very warm smile & a greeting that put me at ease & I remember all he said was welcome ❤️ Jack was one of my very favorite Sunday School teachers & a very dear friend he will be greatly missed. Continued prayers for all the family .

  • Dear Roseberry Family,

    Sheila and I send our sincere condolences to you all. We both had the privilege of having Mr. Roseberry as a teacher in Junior High, and I was a member of sport teams he coached.

    We both always had the utmost respect for Mr. Roseberry. Please take comfort in the fact that he had a profound positive impact on many lives.

    Walt & Sheila Poffenbaugh

  • Dear Neil, I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember the last time we talked you mentioned how much your visits with him meant to you. You and your family all have my deepest sympathy.

  • Rose berry Family,
    We loved and respected your dad as a teacher, principal, colleague and friend.
    What a legacy he leaves.

  • It is hard to put into words how much you were loved and how much you will be missed. I will always cherish how you embraced me into your family and how your guidance and strength helped Jeremy and I through the rough times following John’s death. You have blessed and changed my life. I love you. Barb

  • Roseberry Family,
    Condolences to you all. Mr. Roseberry was my Junior High principal in the 70’s. He was such a fair man with loving boundaries for his students. I respected him so much! What a great example to all! I know he will be greatly missed…may your many fond memories of time spent with him help to ease your sorrow in the days and weeks ahead, and may God grant you all
    his peace that passes all understanding. Mr. Roseberry was one of the great ones!
    Rhonda (Lunger) Shifley

  • To the Family of Jack Roseberry,

    My Condolences to you for the loss of an Inspirational, Caring and Loving person.

    Jack was a Friend and Relative who taught me in Sports, School and Life. A favorite Memory that we enjoyed and laughed about was our Sunday School class held at the Trinity Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg, OH in the Furnace Room.😊

    A Humble and Inspirational Educator/Coach who best indicated a favorite story when Teaching his first year. He was asked to Coach the 7th & 8th Grade Junior High Boys without pay. At the end of the season, a group of the Team members gave Jack a Billfold for his Coaching. This was, as Jack has said, a most memorable and touching event in his first year of teaching.

    Tom Hunt
    Hometown Mechanicsburg, OH

  • My heartfelt condolences to the entire Roseberry family. Although Mr. Roseberry cut an imposing figure in the halls of CCJH, I came to know him later as a very kind hearted, sweet man. As I was back in the schools with my kids, he was a staple at the concerts and programs and always had a hug and kind word for me. Sending you love and prayers for peace at this difficult time.

  • There are no words to express my sadness at the passing of Mr. Roseberry. Blessings to Mrs Roseberry and the entire family. He was such a great person, one I will never forget.

  • Dear Roseberry Family,
    Very sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. Great legacy , Always a gentleman! Will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you.

  • Heartfelt condolences from the Chase Family to the Roseberry Family. So many shared times …
    Treasure your memories of this wonderful man ❤️

    On behalf of Connie, Becca, Dionne, Matt, and Leah


  • So sorry to hear of this. Jack was a wonderful principal and an inspiration to his colleagues. He was a true leader. Blessings and prayers for the family.

  • Doris and family:

    We were so sorry to hear about Jack’s death. Lots of good memories of him coming in my office when I worked for Deb Garverick and of being at your Church for special services, or you folks being at our Church for special services, and how friendly and happy he always was. We know he is having a wonderful time in Heaven. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with each of you.

  • Dear Roseberry Family,
    My sincere condolences for the loss of such a wonderful man. Jack along with Doris always made me smile and were very special friends during my time as the secretary at St. Paul UMC. Due to both of their “persistent” encouraging words, I went on to obtain a bachelors degree. Doris, I am so thankful that God put you and Jack in my path and he will be greatly missed.

  • Doris, Mark, Colleen and Family! Don and I send heartfelt condolences to you all!! Jack and Doris were the very best neighbors ever, for many years. They were like mom and dad to us too and grandpa and grandma to our granddaughter! Jack was such an inspiration and always was interested and caring about our daughter and her daughter! Their love for each other was amazing. Jack told me he just wanted to live one day longer than Doris! I loved sharing food with them, especially they loved Dons homemade ice cream and we loved their poppyseed bread! I have been missing them for a while now and I know that I know that Jack is at peace with His Heavenly Father! Prayers for you all to receive the comfort only God can provide!

  • To the Roseberry family. My prayers are with all of you at this sadden time. Jack was a great man respected by all that knew him. He treated his kids at CCJH equally and with respect to them. He was a great mentor for everyone to look up to. A wonderful man, husband and father to all of you. A life well lived. We need more people like him in this world. Keep the memories.

  • Roseberry Family,
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Roseberry. He was the principal at Norton Elementary when I was a kindergarten student there with John in my class in 1959-60. I remember Mr. Roseberry’s warmth and friendliness even then.,and that extended to his time at Colonel Crawford and whenever I would see him and Mrs. Roseberry in later years. He will be missed by all who knew him. You are in my prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Mrs. Roseberry and Family

    My prayers are with all of your family. Mr. Roseberry will always be in my thoughts. He was great teacher and coach who was able to get the best out of you. On top of that he was a good person and inspiration to everyone that met him. Even though man years have past since I have seen him I will always remember his big smile that lit up CCJH. It is just sad that there’s not not more of Mr. Roseberry’s in the world. I am just thankful that I have the opportunity to know him as a person, teacher, coach and friend!

  • We extend our condolences to Jack’s family. Thanks for sharing him with us all.
    I remember 1958 as a 7th grader playing football for the first time under Coach Roseberry. Later I had the privilege of learning some Ohio History from teacher, Mr. Roseberry. In the years since, we and so many like us have relished our friendship with JACK Roseberry.
    He was one of our favorite people and very simply one of the good ones. Rest In Peace, Jack, after a life well travelled!

  • Prayers of comfort for all of you…

    Mr. Roseberry left many memories for a lot of us who attended Colonel Crawford.
    He will be fondly remembered…

  • Such an inspiration!! A great man and mentor!! Always greeted me everytime I seen him…in school or in public!! Rest in Heaven !! Prayers for comfort to the whole family during this difficult time!!

  • The Roseberry family and the Houser family have been close for a long time.
    Many great memories between the two.
    You have our prayers and condolences.

    Jim and David Houser

  • What a nice man! He was my history teacher at Bucyrus. Had not seen him for many, many years but in recent years our paths crossed at Dr. McMurray & Sackett’s office where I worked. He was still the same and sharp as a tack. What a wonderful caring husband he was to Doris. I was so interested to read he was from and taught school at Mechanicsburg. My grandchildren are in school at Mechanicsburg. What a small world. I would loved to have shared that with him. My husband went to Norton, and he, too, has some cute stories. Our sympathy to Doris and the family.

  • We have looked back at pictures of Jack with fond memories that made us smile. We were blessed to have had the Roseberry family as our first neighbors. He was a caring administrator at Colonel Crawford and a wonderful friend. He is heavens gain and our loss.

  • An awesome teacher. The family had a wonderful role model. May he be joined with John in heaven as they both watch down over their family and friends.

  • My condolences to all the Roseberry family. I have many memories of your family…
    -Mr. Roseberry as Principal of North Robinson Jr. High
    -Mrs. Roseberry as my elementary music teacher
    -Each of the “boys”
    May God’s peace surround you on this journey.
    Tenny Shifley

  • What a special man your Dad was. He and your Mom would come into the Galion YMCA and do their exercises and he was always right there to help her with whatever she needed. They were such a sweet couple. A huge smile was always across his face and she always had to give me a big hug. Miss that!!! It was a pleasure to clean their home when they had to move to Carlisle Place. God be with all of the family.

  • Jack was a great guy, so matter of fact! I enjoyed him as a customer and I will miss him, as will many others. May your family be at Peace with all your great memories.
    Lisa Dye

  • Jack was a man of principle. He was absolutely committed to Christ, to his church, and to his family. We met Jack and Doris in 1975 when we went to Galion to serve St Paul United Methodist Church. Their support of the mission of the church was unwavering. Doris’s music, Jack’s teaching and serving on committees contributed to what helped our church become a dynamic alive ministry to our community.
    Jack was forever a teacher and administrator, but never stopped being a student. Jack always had a new book to share with you. He was firm, but not harsh with students and staff alike. He could easily laugh but also feel another person’s pain. Often he would say, he was praying for a certain student. We were privileged to travel with Jack, Doris, and others from our church. There, again, Jack , the student, the teacher, and friend brought happiness and laughter to all of us.
    Go speed, Jack. Heaven has gained another good one. Rejoice, Roseberry family. You had the best! Al and Joyce Hall

  • Everyone at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield was sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Jack was the heart and soul of our Sentimental Journey concert, which was presented several times over the past ten years. He provided the narrative and shared many stories from his time in the service during World War II, and we will always cherish his kindness, humor, warmth and humanity. To his family, please accept our sincere condolences.
    Michael Thomas and the staff of the Renaissance Theatre

  • In Memory of a Dear , Dear Friend …

    “Heartfelt Tears May Come And Go, But Never, The Precious Memories That Create Them” Author, George Harmon

  • Doris and family,
    I just now learned of Jack’s passing and I am full of
    many emotions and remembering the years I have
    known you and then Jack after your marriage. You and’
    I grew up as neighbors in the little village? of Mooresville.
    I loved to hear you sing and that you sang at my wedding
    to John (your classmate) and two months later I served
    in your wedding to Jack. So many wonderful memories
    My sincerest smypathy to the Roseberry family. .You will all be in my prayers,

    Norma Jean Barnes Gillfillan

  • Coach was a really really nice guy for all the reasons listed above and more.
    Our paths did not cross often but when they did it was special.