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Melissa Zarich Rosato


1951 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Melissa Zarich Rosato Obituary
Rosato Melissa Zarich Rosato, age 62, of Worthington, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Ross Heart Hospital. She was born April 25, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of the late Stephan Zarich and Smiles Zarich, who survives. Melissa taught elementary education for over ten years and retired after over twenty-five years as a school administrator in the Big Walnut, Olentangy and Upper Arlington Schools. She is survived by her loving husband of twenty years, Richard J.; mother, Smiles Zarich; sister, Denese Zarich; stepson, Timothy Rosato; nephews, Stephan and Alex Rohrbaugh; mother-in-law, Josephine Rosato; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends. Besides her father in 2011, Melissa was preceded in death by her stepson Christopher Rosato in 2010 and father-in-law Dominick Rosato in 2013. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. She attended St. Stevan Serbian Orthodox Church and was a member of the Serb National Federation Lodge 78. Melissa's true passion was education and she devoted herself to be a strong advocate for children and their rights to a superior education. A special thank you to Dr. Craig Hofmeister and Dr. Curt Daniels and their staff for the outstanding loving care shown to Melissa and her family. Friends may call 2-7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 North High St., Worthington, where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 with Fr. Isak Kisin officiating. (Pomen) Prayer Service 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Worthington Chapel. Private interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the The Ohio State University Myeloma Research Fund (#306144), c/o James Development Office, P. O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112 or to the Access For Success Scholarship Fund - (#313872), c/o The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221, in Melissa's memory. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send a condolence or share a memory with Melissa's family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2014
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