Rose Ann Roward Cook, age 89, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Coronado Healthcare Center in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born in Erie, Pa. to John and Frances Roward on May 24, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson E. and a daughter Judith Marie. Also three sisters, Frances Ayers, Mary Ellen Gasper, and Barbara Spizarny and a brother John Roward. Rose Ann is survived by one daughter Carolyn Ahrens (Herb), five grandchildren, Michael Wingerter, Cindy Englert (John), Brian Wingerter, Debbie Anderson (Ron) and Christopher Wingerter (Shannon) eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a few nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose Ann lived the last 40+ years in Phoenix and loved the wonderful warm climate. Her greatest joy was driving around Phoenix in her antique car. Paradise Sunset Chapel Funeral Home in Phoenix is in charge of her cremation. Her immediate family will have a private celebration of her life sometime in the near future. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 15, 2013