David “Dave” Arthur Rosendahl, age 85, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Rodney's Restaurant, 557 Wendel Road, Irwin, Pennsylvania, 15642. Dave was born on June 11, 1934 in Irwin, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in electrical engineering. Dave worked at Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona prior to moving to Dallas, Texas. There, he accepted a job with Texas Instruments, where he worked on the team that developed the integrated circuit for our first computers. While living in Dallas, he was also an active member of the Lutheran church. He served on the board and participated in the worship as a lay reader until returning to his hometown to care for his elderly parents. Dave traveled extensively and especially loved the desert southwest. He lived in southern Arizona for several years, where he pursued his lifelong passion for golf and art, and also studied ballroom dance. He spent the last four years of his life with his daughter's family in Kennesaw, Georgia, enthusiastically fostering his only granddaughter's love of golf.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Alice Rosendahl. Dave is survived by his friend and former wife Joan M. Vernail of Irwin, PA; son David E. Rosendahl of Dallas, TX; daughter Kristen Valentine and son-in-law Scott Jenschke of Kennesaw, GA; granddaughter Jenna Jenschke and granddog Scarlett of Kennesaw, GA; brother and sister-in-law John and Glenda Rosendahl of Sebring, FL; sister-in-law Lois Frischolz of Jeanette, PA; nephew Dale and niece-in-law Darlene Rosendahl of Mesa, AZ; niece Lynne and nephew-in-law Al Karanovich of Jeanette, PA; grandnephew Justin Rosendahl of Pittsburgh, PA; and grandniece Katie Rosendahl of Pittsburgh, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in memory of David A. Rosendahl. Online guest book at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.