Carl Vincent Rossetti died Sept. 23. He was 83.

Mr. Rossetti was born May 1, 1929, in the Panama Canal Zone in Panama. He was raised and received his education in Panama. When he was 18 years old, his family moved to Portland where he attended University of Portland and received a degree in civil engineering.

He married Dorothy Bolf in 1952 at St. Rita Parish. They lived in Portland until they moved to Cornelius in 1975. In 1990, they moved to Beaverton, and then North Plains. They also lived in Sisters, and then moved back to Cornelius.

He worked for different state and federal departments, designing fish hatcheries, roads and bridges. In 1975 Carl opened his own business, C.V.R. & Associates where he designed and managed many building projects until his retirement in 2010. With the help of his wife, they also ran an art gallery/frame shop in Sisters for six years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son; Thomas Kevin Rossetti. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy; nine children and their spouses; Mike and Dodie Rossetti, Newberg; Terry and Ken Kahler, Kathy and Matt Unger, all of Cornelius; Mary and Dennis Kyle, Jim and Jamie Rossetti, Pat and Shirley Rossetti, all of Hillsboro; Carl Rossetti, Kona, Hawaii; John and Danette Rossetti, Tigard; Chris and Jim Sagar, North Plains; two siblings and a sister-in-law; John and his wife, Estel Rossetti, Toronto, Canada, Mary Wirfs, Maryland; 29 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Oregon Right to Life; 4335 River Road N, Salem, OR 97303.