We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc.
Rosemary A. Szczyglak “Rosie”, 91, of Shenandoah, passed away on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Wednesday, December 8th , 2021, a devotion she held so dearly to the Blessed Mother.
Born in Shenandoah on October 9th, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Joseph Jevelle and Mary Vernalis.
Rosie was a 1948 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School in Shenandoah. She then worked 44 years in the local garment industry, specifically for Christina Dress Factory in Shenandoah Heights. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Casimir’s Church, Shenandoah where she attended daily mass for many years, until her health would no longer allow. Rosie enjoyed volunteering her time at the Shenandoah Senior Citizen’s Center working in the kitchen. She was also a proud pierogi maker for Divine Mercy Parish. Above all else, she was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with each of them, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored.
Besides her parents, Rosie was preceded by her husband, John A. “Jack” Szczyglak in 2007, a daughter, Mary Jo Szczyglak in 1996, and 3 sisters, Baby Wilhelmina Jevelle, Marceline Ruth, and Helene Durrette.
She leaves behind a daughter, Annette Yankus with her husband Andy – Mahanoy City, a son, John Szczyglak with his wife Barb – Shenandoah, 5 grandchildren, Andrew Szczyglak with whom she lived with, Angela Yankus with her fiancé Mike Tomko, Maria Yankus, John Szczyglak III with Shannon Goodman, and Marissa Szczyglak with Alberto Ruiz. She also leaves nieces and nephews whom she considered like her own children, Helene Creasy with Mike, Joseph Ruth with Denise, Mark Fenedick with Karen, and Regina Smith with Will.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 8am to 10am in Divine Mercy Parish – Sacred Worship Site – St. Casimir’s, 229 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10am and will be officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. Burial will immediately follow in St. Casimir’s Parish Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
Arrangements are entrusted to both the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah and the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville.
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