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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Jim Rossi


Thread: [Acro] Jim Rossi

Message: [Acro] Jim Rossi

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From: Gypsy444 at

Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 22:52:06 UTC


From ICAS Fast Facts:

As well-known and well-loved as Jimmy Rossi was within the air show 
community, we know that many of you are interested in receiving details on 
funeral arrangements and memorial services.

Jimmy's family will have a small, private funeral for him later this week or 
early next.  In accordance with his wishes, the family is also planning to 
have a larger memorial service and celebration of his life early next year.  
ICAS will provide information on the date and location of that event when the 
details are settled.

Those interested in sending a note of condolence to the family may send that 
to Jimmy's wife,  Mrs. Barbara Rossi, 7164 SE 93rd Street, Ocala, Florida 

Also, at the request of Jimmy's family, the ICAS Foundation has established a 
memorial scholarship in Jimmy's name. Though details are still being worked 
out, it is the family's intention to designate a young man or woman each year 
to receive the Jimmy Rossi Memorial Scholarship to help defray the costs of 
learning to fly or learning to fly aerobatics. 

Rossi learned to fly as a young man after saving money from his paper route 
and forging the signature of his mother. He went on to become a certified 
flight instructor, member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, a captain for American 
Airlines, and a nationally recognized air show performer. It is the hope of 
Jimmy's family that this scholarship will help an aspiring pilot find the 
same joy in flying that Jimmy enjoyed nearly all his life.

Contributions to the new Jimmy Rossi Memorial Scholarship should be sent to 
the ICAS Foundation, 751 Miller Drive, Suite F-4, Leesburg, Virginia 20175.
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