Rosalie A. (McDowell) SAMMARCO

News Death Notice

SAMMARCO, Rosalie A. (Kidwell) (McDowell) Rosie was born on October 30, 1940 in Preble County Ohio. She died suddenly on May 3, 2013 in Centerville, Ohio where she lived for the past 50 years. Rosie retired from Avon Products in 2000 after 35 years of hard work. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Silas "Peavine" McDowell and Betty (White) McDowell. She is survived by her fiance and partner of 25 years, Del Kidwell. She is also survived by daughter Dr. Maria (Gabe) Maxwell of Columbus, son Tony (Diane) Sammarco of Raleigh, N.C., special "surrogate" children Laura and Scott Workman of Warsaw, Ky, 2 grandsons Andrei Maxwell and Kyle Sammarco, sister-in-law Joyce (Ken) Root of Las Vegas, NV. Also surviving are brothers Bill (Lois) McDowell of Greenfield, Indiana and Frank McDowell of Indianapolis. She has a large extended family that will miss her including her wonderful neighbors Jim and Susie Lewis and Valerie and Matt and family. Rosie enjoyed bowling, darts, cards, and lunches with her high school friends "the Dragon Ladies", going to the river and of course going to the casino. Funeral Services 12 noon Thursday May 9, 2013 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL 5471 Far Hills Ave at Rahn Rd.. Viewing Wed 5/8/13 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Interment Miami Valley Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, you can honor Rosie's 25 years of breast cancer survival and donate to the James Cancer Hospital 660 Ackerman Rd. P.O. Box 183112 Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112 in her name. She will be dearly missed. On line condolences may be sent to

Funeral Home

Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel
5471 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 435-2273

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 7, 2013