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Age 98, of McCandless Township, died peacefully at Providence Heights on March 10, 2014. Sr. Rosaria (Mary Eleanor Catherine) was born May 13, 1915, in McKees Rocks, PA. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence on September 5, 1932. Throughout the next 75 years, she faithfully and joyfully served God and others in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and for over 53 years, eight at the elementary level and 45 years teaching secondary math, science, Spanish, and religion. She taught at St. Basil's in Carrick, St. Mary's in McKees Rocks, and St. Thomas High School in Braddock. Sr. Rosaria taught at Duquesne University and Washington University in Washington, D.C. and was adjunct professor in the math department at La Roche College. She also taught in the mission in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Sr. Rosaria received a Bachelor's and Master's in Education from Duquesne University. She received a Certificate in physics from Case-Western University and the University of Pittsburgh, and a Math Project Certificate from the University of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Bednar; seven brothers; and four sisters. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Blanche Bednar; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Friends will be received at Providence Heights on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 12-3:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Divine Providence Chapel at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Divine Providence Retirement Fund, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101 or at www.divineprovidenceweb.org. Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC. Add a tribute at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 12, 2014
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