Steve Rosdal

Steve "Rosie" Rosdal

1946 - 2024

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Obituary of Steve Rosdal

Steve Rosdal aka Rosie, 77, died on Saturday, April 6th surrounded by an incredible amount of love from friends and family. Born in 1946 in New York, he was raised by his mother, Gloria Rosdal, who was an absolute force of nature. Steve graduated from Cornell University, earning a bachelor’s degree. After a few years working on Wall Street, during an abysmal time, he decided to move west, with only $1,500 to his name. Shortly thereafter, he learned about the Native American Jewelry trade and fell in love with the business.

After a few years of being a journey man jeweler, he and his long-time partner, Michael Pollak opened Hyde Park. He met Lynnie in 1977 and they were soon married. Steve and Lynnie welcomed Aaron in 1982. Throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, with a devotion to exceptional customer service, he helped build Hyde Park into a very successful high end regional Jeweler that was respected worldwide. In 2006 Steve sold his stake in Hyde Park and shortly after opened SHR Jewelers, which provided him the opportunity to focus on his favorite facets of the jewelry business.

Throughout most of his life he enjoyed giving back to the community and mentoring the next generation of leaders. He enjoyed riding his Harley with his biker gang, playing poker with the boys, traveling, trading stocks, talking politics, watching the Nuggets, and dating beautiful (young) women. The thing that Steve loved more than anything was being with family and friends. His charisma, passion, integrity, kindness, and wits made him liked by everyone he met.

Steve was the father of Aaron (Emily) Rosdal; brother of Richard Rosdal; uncle of Jacob and Jared Rosdal; and grandfather (aka Posie) to Elijah and Emmanual Rosdal; he is also survived by his former wife and lifelong beloved friend Lynn (Phil Kalin) Rosdal.

Service:  Thursday (4/11/24), 1:00pm, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, Denver; interment immediately following at Emanuel Cemetery (within Fairmount Cemetery – 430 S Quebec St); Livestream available on Feldman Mortuary’s YouTube Channel.

In lieu of flowers and meals for the mourners, the family encourages contributions (in honor of Steve Rosdal) to the following:

  • Denver Health –
  • Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem (email donation) – Diana Zhu, CFO of MOTJ;
  • Gastrointestinal Research Foundation :

For out-of-town guests, accommodations have been generously arranged by Walter and Christie of Sage Hospitality (Please contact the family for booking code):

  • Hotel Clio – 150 Clayton Ln, Denver $99/night
  • Marriott DTC – 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver $79/night

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2024
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St
Denver, Colorado, United States


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2024
Emanuel Cemetery
430 S. Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado, United States
Immediately following

Shiva and Condolence calls

at the home of Christie and Walter Isenberg, 2423 E Exposition Ave Denver, CO 80209, Thursday 4/11 only, immediately following the burial until 7:30pm