John J. Rosales, 39

April 6, 1982 - October 04, 2021

John J. Rosales, 39, of Douglassville and formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Pottstown Hospital on October 4, 2021. He was born in Palmira Cali, Colombia, South America to Maria P. Rosales of Lancaster and the late Jose Rosales, and he immigrated to the United States at age 13 in 1995.

He was the loving and devoted husband of Karen Cadavid since 2006. They have been together for 19 years. John and Karen have three children, Ian, Madigan and Danika Rosales.

Following high school, John enlisted in the US Army in 2006 and served two one-year tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom with the 17th Army Forward Support Company FC. Obtained the rank of Specialist, John was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, the Air Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Valorous Unit Award, two Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Basic Aviation Badge.

Since his honorable discharge form the Army in 2013, John has worked as locomotive machinist for CSX Railroad. John loved his job with the railroad, and he never complained about anything.

John enjoyed helping people, and never expected something in return for his good deeds. He was a great father, husband, son, and friend. He was a dedicated hard worker who followed his dreams.

Services and interment will be private.

Please omit flowers, and kindly consider a contribution in John’s memory to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

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October 11, 2021

We are so sorry for loss. Prayers to you and your family 
Toni and Dean Hoopes and family

October 10, 2021

Words cannot express how we all feel right now, you are missed by many. I always looked forward for the day our paths came together, never imagined it will be like this. It was an Honor serve by your side, to call my friend, family, my brother. Rest In Peace brother. Till we meet again.

October 10, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Till we meet again. This is not a good bye is a see you later. 

October 09, 2021

Words cannot express the loss we are all feeling this week, I can’t imagine what your young family is going through right now. I miss working with you, I always looked forward to having you work a shift with me at CSX. You could light up a room with your smile and laughter brother, I just want to pick up the phone and call you.
You will be missed dearly by all that had the pleasure of knowing you. I’m happy that I had the chance to know you.

October 08, 2021

God Bless you and your family.

October 08, 2021

Rest In Peace brother you will truly be missed. My prayers go out to your family. Descanse en paz hermano 🙏🏾🙏🏾.

October 08, 2021

Love you John . My prayers go out to his family.
Tim Wolfe

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