In memory of
John C. Rosemergy
In memory of
John C. Rosemergy
Rosemergy, John C. FORT WORTH - Capt. John C. Rosemergy, Ph.D., passed away April 2, 2021, six days shy of his 100th birthday in Fort Worth, Texas. Graveside: 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorials: Christ Haven for Children John Charles Rosemergy was born in Rochester, Michigan, April 8, 1921, the only child of Charles and Grace Burrows Rosemergy. He was raised in Rochester and attended public schools there. He entered the University of Michigan and received a BS degree in chemistry in 1942. He entered officer training at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the Coast Guard Reserve in December, 1942. Following service in port security assignments in Washington and Oregon, including command of a patrol base in Olympia, WA, he went to sea on a Navy attack transport in the Pacific. While stationed in Portland he was married to Margaret E. Lindsay of Fort Worth, Texas, a fellow Coast Guard Officer. She preceded him in death in 1994 after more than 49 years of marriage. He returned to the University of Michigan following World War II and earned a teaching credential and three graduate degrees, an MBA, an MA, and a Ph.D. in science education. He began his career in science education as a teacher of science in Grass Lake, MI High School for four years. He was then hired by the Ann Arbor Public Schools and had a long career as a teacher, as Coordinator of Science Education, grades K-12, and as Director of the Argus Planetarium, the first planetarium anywhere designed for a public school building. As an outgrowth of his planetarium work he authored a college textbook in introductory-level astronomy. He taught science education at the University of Michigan during several summer sessions. He was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He filled leadership positions in professional organizations as President of the Michigan Science Teachers Association, President of the National Science Education Leadership Association, and as a Director of the National Science Teachers Association. He remained in the Coast Guard Reserve following World War II for a total of more than 38 years, commanded a Reserve unit in Detroit, and retired as a Captain. In 1989, he and his wife Margaret moved to Fort Worth in retirement. He was a member of The Hills Church of Christ. A Rotarian for more than fifty years, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth South and a past president of the Ann Arbor, MI Rotary Club. Survivors include his surrogate daughter, Yasumi Horimoto; his close family members, nephews, Aubrey Allred, Jr., and his wife, Sandy, Ronnie Allred and David Allred; great nieces, Ashlea Adams, Michelle Pickett and Alexis Blair; great nephews, Lance Allred and Austin Allred; his cousins, Dr. Lindsay Owens and his wife, Missy; and many other extended family members. Mr. John and the family wishes to thank Professional Caretakers and Classic Home Care for the service, care and friendship they provided.
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In memory of
John C. Rosemergy
Rosemergy, John C. FORT WORTH - Capt. John C. Rosemergy, Ph.D., passed away April 2, 2021, six days shy of his 100th birthday in Fort Worth, Texas. Graveside: 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorials: Christ Haven for Children John Charles Rosemergy was born in Rochester, Michigan, April 8, 1921, the only child of Charles and Grace Burrows Rosemergy. He was raised in Rochester and attended public schools there. He entered the University of Michigan and received a BS degree in chemistry in 1942. He entered officer training at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the Coast Guard Reserve in December, 1942. Following service in port security assignments in Washington and Oregon, including command of a patrol base in Olympia, WA, he went to sea on a Navy attack transport in the Pacific. While stationed in Portland he was married to Margaret E. Lindsay of Fort Worth, Texas, a fellow Coast Guard Officer. She preceded him in death in 1994 after more than 49 years of marriage. He returned to the University of Michigan following World War II and earned a teaching credential and three graduate degrees, an MBA, an MA, and a Ph.D. in science education. He began his career in science education as a teacher of science in Grass Lake, MI High School for four years. He was then hired by the Ann Arbor Public Schools and had a long career as a teacher, as Coordinator of Science Education, grades K-12, and as Director of the Argus Planetarium, the first planetarium anywhere designed for a public school building. As an outgrowth of his planetarium work he authored a college textbook in introductory-level astronomy. He taught science education at the University of Michigan during several summer sessions. He was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He filled leadership positions in professional organizations as President of the Michigan Science Teachers Association, President of the National Science Education Leadership Association, and as a Director of the National Science Teachers Association. He remained in the Coast Guard Reserve following World War II for a total of more than 38 years, commanded a Reserve unit in Detroit, and retired as a Captain. In 1989, he and his wife Margaret moved to Fort Worth in retirement. He was a member of The Hills Church of Christ. A Rotarian for more than fifty years, he was a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth South and a past president of the Ann Arbor, MI Rotary Club. Survivors include his surrogate daughter, Yasumi Horimoto; his close family members, nephews, Aubrey Allred, Jr., and his wife, Sandy, Ronnie Allred and David Allred; great nieces, Ashlea Adams, Michelle Pickett and Alexis Blair; great nephews, Lance Allred and Austin Allred; his cousins, Dr. Lindsay Owens and his wife, Missy; and many other extended family members. Mr. John and the family wishes to thank Professional Caretakers and Classic Home Care for the service, care and friendship they provided.
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