AMHERST - Rose Marlene Rottel (nee Coniglio), age 75 and a resident of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Mercy New Life Hospice after a long illness.
She was born in Cleveland, February 5, 1938, to the late Frank A. and Bernice J. (nee Scharf) Coniglio. Rose wed her husband Thomas M. Rottel October 22, 1960. Together they owned and operated Rottel's Greenhouse in Olmsted Falls from 1966-1994. While residing there, Rose was a member of St. Mary of the Falls Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic minister and director of the Christians in Action, an organization assisting the poor. In 1994 the Rottels moved to Amherst where they remained. While living in Amherst, Rose was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, bird feeding, and watching college football on television.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Thomas M. Rottel, a son Thomas J. Rottel of Olmsted Falls, two daughters, Marybeth (Steve) Hicks of Amherst and Annemarie Rottel of Amherst, four grandchildren, a brother Tony Coniglio of Florida, and her sister Marie Scott of North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her brother Frank Coniglio (2006) and her sister Joyce Bishop (2006).
Family will receive friends Friday, 4-8 p.m., at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst, where closing prayers will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, followed by 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst.
In Rose's honor, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Vincentians, 200 St. Joseph Dr., Amherst, OH 44001.
Published in The Morning Journal on Oct. 30, 2013