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Rose M. Gula

Rose M. Gula of Dallas passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord at St. Luke's Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Born May 26, 1928, in Plymouth, Rose was the daughter of the late Costic and Rose Shebloski Borsavage. She had many fond memories of her parents' business on Orchard Street, "Wilson's Café."

After graduating from Plymouth High School in 1945, she lived in Trenton, N.J., with her husband, Joe Novroski, until a work-related accident claimed his life. She returned to the Wilkes-Barre area and pursued her teaching degree from Wilkes College. She enjoyed many years of teaching at Meyers High School in the business department. She was remarried to Dan Gula of Dallas, sharing 11 years together until his tragic death in a car accident. Rose was a cancer survivor and dealt with myasthenia gravis in later years.

She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her, meeting life's challenges with a strong will and positive attitude. Many in the community enjoyed her musical talents.

Rose was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Loke.

She is survived by her son, Gregory Novroski, his wife, Holly, and granddaughter, Sarah Marie, Huntersville, N.C.; her daughter, Roseanne Custer, granddaughter, Sandra, Luzerne; her brother, Costic (Ike) Borsavage, Holland, Pa.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Special thanks to Bobbi, Linda, Dawn and Dr. Jacobs for their dedicated service.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 29, 2013
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