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Rosebud Anne Simonian, age 88, of Erie, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge.
Born in Erie, on December 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Miran and Hannah Mourian Simonian.
She graduated from Strong Vincent High School and attended Behrend College. Throughout her career, Rosebud worked as a secretary, and was employed with General Electric, Continental Rubber, Perkins, and East Erie Turners. She attended Luther Memorial Church and was an Eastern Star (Worthy Matron). Rosebud also enjoyed painting (oils and water colors), took in and cared for many stray cats, fed birds, and was also an avid stamp and antique collector. Her favorite interest and activity was the stock market. Rosebud was a very avid investor. She read the Wall Street Journal and did her own stock market analysis daily.
In addition to her parents, Rosebud was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Nichols; brother-in-law, Robert Nichols; brothers, Charles G. and Moorehead "Moose" Simonian; sister-in-law, Ruth Simonian; and nephew, Charles M. Simonian.
Rosebud is survived by her brothers, Toros Simonian of Erie, Ara (Cheryl) Simonian of Fairport, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Mary Simonian of Erie and Audrey Simonian of Edinboro. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend a funeral service on Tuesday, July 1st, at St. Mary's at Asbury Ridge, 4855 W. Ridge Rd., at 1:00 p.m., with the Reverend William Coleman officiating.
Burial will follow at Erie Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street.
Memorials may be made to ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie, PA 16511.
Published in the Erie Times-News from June 29 to June 30, 2014