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84 of Avondale, passed away on September 25, 2012 at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, AZ. She was born in Vilna, Poland on September 27, 1927 and was a Holocaust Survivor. She is on her journey home to be with her beloved husband and son who preceded her in death. Rose is survived by her daughter Sue Rankin and son-in-law Ronald of Avondale and her son Robert Horowitz and his fiancee Cindy from Houston, Texas; her grandchildren Darren Rankin and his wife Breanna of Avondale, Jason Rankin and his wife Melissa of Surprise, Scott Horowitz and his wife Jessica and Steven Horowitz of Houston; and two great-grandchildren Zoey and Levi Simon. Rose volunteered for the Lutheran Church's Food Bank Program and also volunteered and then became a participant of the Avondale Senior Center for 13 years. Chapel services will be held at Sunland Mortuary Park in Sun City on Friday September 28, 2012 at 10:30am and graveside services at 11am. In lieu of flowers, any donations collected will be for a memorial rememberance at the Avondale Senior Center in Rose's name.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 28, 2012