Rose M. Papp (nee Koves), 92, of Lorain, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home in Lorain while under the care of New Life Hospice.
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She was born May 22, 1920 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.
Rose graduated from Lorain High School with the class of 1938-B. After high school, she went to work in the cafeteria at U.S. Steel in Lorain for many years. She also worked at the Kresge Company and Lorain Products as an assembler retiring after 20 years.
Rose was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church in Lorain and the former St. Michael Byzantine Rite Catholic Church. She was an active volunteer at both churches and was a member of the St. Macrina Guild and Jolly 60's.
Rose was accomplished at embroidery and enjoyed crocheting, needlework and crafts. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Donald) Penrod, of Lorain, Lisa (John) Malanowski, of Lorain and Katherine Papp, of Strongsville; grandchildren, Matthew (Molly) Penrod, of Columbus, Sarah (Troy) Hall, of Erie, Mich., Rachael (Jon) Salter, of Lorain and David (Leah) Malanowski, of Wakeman; great-grandchildren, Anna Rose Penrod, William Penrod, Benjamin Hall and Ava Salter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Papp Jr. in 2002; parents, Joseph and Mary Koves (nee Borocz); brother, Joseph Koves and sisters, Margaret Grencer, Julia Huszti and Irene Koves.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. A Parastas service will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. Panachida services will take place Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral chapel followed by the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 2711 W. 40th St, Lorain. The Rev. Nicholas Rachford, pastor of St. Nicholas and the Rev. Michael Huszti, nephew of Mrs. Papp, will concelebrate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.
Online condolences can be made at www.gluvna.net.
Published in The Morning Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012