Andree and Bernard Rosalik Andree Jaquette (Allard) Rosalik was born in Butte, MT. January 27, 1919 and joined her husband of 68 years, Bernard S. (Bernie) Rosalik on March 22, 2013. Bernie died on July 20, 2010. Andree was also preceded in death by her little brother, Jerome, Florence (Lindman) Allard and Arthur W. Allard. The family moved to Detroit, MI from Butte to further Arthur's law enforcement career and provided the multi-talented, Andree more opportunities to study violin, dance, art and modeling. Figure skating became Andree's passion. It was Andree's membership in a Detroit skating club that introduced her to Bernie Rosalik, also a member. They developed an amateur championship partnership on the ice that eventually led to a 68 year partnership in marriage off the ice. Bernie was an accomplished artist and designer. With Andree's encouragement, he went to art school majoring in automotive design, which led to a 40 year career, as a clay modeler. From Ford Lincoln-Mercury, Packard Studebaker and General Motors Bernie lived his dreams retiring in 1982. During the couple's life together, they built three homes based on their original architectural designs. They rehabilitated numerous houses which helped them finance their Florida dream home. Failing health and a need for a medically supervised level of care brought them to Tucson in 2002. Bernie and Andree's level of care needs changed over their 11 years in Tucson, and their family already in Tucson assisted in the several transitions that resulted in La Canada Care Center becoming their final destination and final home. They are survived by sons, Bernard "Biff" and wife, Kathryn, Andre and wife, Gloria Krys; also four grandchildren, Martyn and wife, Adrienne McLeod, Stefan and wife, Sherri, Peter and twin, Kathryn E. and fiancé, Sean D'Addamio; great-grandsons, William "Liam" Rosalik and yet to be born great-grandson, Balen D'Addamio coming in late April this year. The family would like to thank the staff at La Canada Care Center for their loving care of Dad for three years and mom for the past five years. We also wish to thank the hospice staff of Casa De La Luz for their compassionate care in each of our parents final days. A Memorial Service will be at La Canada Care Center on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 4, 2013