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Elaine Mary ((Kashkin, Gingrich)) Roose

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Elaine Mary ((Kashkin, Gingrich)) Roose Obituary
ROOSE, ELAINE MARY (KASHKIN, GINGRICH); age 77; of Pentwater, Michigan and formerly of Dearborn Heights, Livonia and Farmington Hills, Michigan; passed away on Monday evening February 3, 2014 while at home and in the arms of her husband, to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her death is attributed to heart disease problems which have plagued her for several years. Elaine was born January 15, 1937 in the City of Detroit, daughter of her immigrant Russian parents, Peter Z. Kashkin and Anna Marie Kashkin. A child prodigy at the piano, Elaine played her first full length concert at the age of eight years, at the Baldwin Concert Auditorium in Detroit, Michigan. She continued to study with several prominent piano teachers in the Detroit area, including Gizi Santo and Misha Kottler of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. At the age of seventeen, while still attending Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, Elaine received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in piano performance, from the Detroit Conservatory of Music. Prior to graduation from high school, Elaine taught privately on Saturdays and on Sundays she played piano and organ at many churches in the Detroit area. After a Magna Cum Laude Graduation from Fordson High School, Elaine attended the University of Michigan where she continued her pursuit of a second Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance. Following her degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, she joined several professional piano groups in the Detroit area where she continued to pursue her ambition to reach the concert stage as a concert pianist. After several years, she went back to the University of Michigan to earn a Masters Degree in Music Education. Shortly after the end of the Korean War, she married her high school sweetheart, William T. Gingrich of Dearborn, Michigan. This marriage ended in divorce in 1973 and in 1978 Elaine married her present husband, Stanley V. Roose of Plymouth, Michigan. After the birth of her daughter, (Leslie Anne Gingrich), Elaine returned to the University of Michigan to earn a second Master's Degree that certified her to teach High School American History, Psychology and Sociology.Elaine is survived by her brother, Leon Kashkin, living in Kansas; her daughter, Leslie (Gingrich) (Housner) Wallstrom and Leslie's children, Master Sergeant Jeffery J. (Brittnee) Housner, Staff Sergeant Ryan (Melissa) Housner and Erik Wallstrom. Leslie's great grandchildren include, Peyton and Hailey Housner. Elaine is also survived by Stanley's children, Joseph (Gloria) Roose and Susan (Alan) Aldworth; and grandchildren, David J. (Amy) Roose, Christopher M. (Melanie) Roose, Cody (Sierra) Horstmann, Savannah Horstmann, and Scott and Kimberly Aldworth; great grandchildren include, Ethan Roose, Emily Roose, Lillian Horstmann and Brooklyn Roose. As a Lifetime Member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association Elaine was very active in Alumni Activities. She was also very active in the Pentwater Community through her participation in the Pentwater Library book Club, the Centenary Methodist Bible Study Group, the Pentwater Garden Club, the Pentwater Women's Club and Pentwater School Activities. Cremation has taken place and equal portions of the remains will be interred in the Pentwater Township Cemetery and the Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan. It was Elaine's wish that memorial contributions be sent to the "ELAINE ROOSE SCHOLARSHIP FUND", PENTWATER WOMEN'S CLUB, P.O. Box 1104, Pentwater, Michigan, 49449. The family is planning for a "Celebration of Life" which will be held in the spring/summer of 2014. Stay tuned to this site for further information.
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Published in Heritage on Feb. 19, 2014
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