Veterans Who Have Passed–Dr. Forrest H. Riordan

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 13, 2020.

Rosecrance, Robert Bruce

Died Feb. 8, 2015.

Born June 2, 1923, son of Ralph C. and Winifred (Smith) Rosecrance.

Graduate West High School 1941.

Graduate Stanford University 1947, after serving as Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, the Seabees, during WWII, in Hilo, Hawaii, and Sasebo, Japan.

Worked for Rockford Fibre Container Co. for 10 years, then for Atwood Vaccuum Machine Co. for 29 years, as President for 21 of those years.

Formerly a member of Rotary, University Club, and Rockford Country Club.  Board member of numerous banks and community organizations.

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services; Private burial in New Milford Civil War Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/22/2015.


Seth G. Atwood

Seth Glanville Atwood, son of Seth B. and Helen Mae (Glanville) Atwood

Died Sunday 02/21/2010 at age 92, the longtime leader of the Atwood family business interests

He introduced “The Scanlon Plan”, a type of gain sharing plan that paid a bonus to employees

He served on dozens of boards, was a longtime leader in civic causes, especially education

He was on the Community Education Task Force, formed in 1992, and was an early backer of charter schools

He was a collector of over 3,000 timepieces, and opened the Time Museum in 1970

The Time Museum closed when the family sold the Clock Tower Resort

Seth G. Atwood
Seth G. Atwood

In 1910, brothers James and Seth B. Atwood (father of Seth G. Atwood), moved to Rockford

They formed Atwood Vacuum Machine Tool Company

Seth G. Atwood took over the family industries in 1953

In 1985 he sold Atwood Industries to John Anderson of Anderson Industries

He had an MBA from Harvard University in 1940, and a BA from Stanford University

He managed several family businesses from banking to venture capital to and real estate

He was involved in developing a three wheeled, energy efficient car at the 1984 Chicago Auto Show

In 1971 he founded the Time Museum, located at the Clock Tower Resort

When the museum closed in 1999, the timepieces were sold to the City of Chicago for $20 million

He was a founding member of the American section of the Antiquarian Horological Society

Seth G. Atwood
Seth G. Atwood

Survived by children Mr. and Mrs. Seth Lang (Connie) Atwood of Boulder City, NV; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Triner (Patricia) Atwood of Rockford and Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Diane Atwood) Reilly of Chicago

Predeceased by wife Patricia J. Lang Atwood of River Forest and sister Barbara Mae Atwood of Rockford

A memorial gathering will be held at Rockford Country Club, arrangements by Olson Funeral Home and Crematory, private graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, memorials to The Independent Institute, Oakland


Source:  Rockford Register Star, 02/24/2010