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Age 27, of Brookline, passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2013. The beloved daughter of Norman and Wendy Charlton, Sr. of Brookline. Rose is the loving sister of Norman (Shari Armbruster) Charlton, Jr. of the East End, Heather (Robert, deceased) Battocchi of Bloomfield, Nicole (Andy) Nauroth of Ewing, NJ, Scott (Jill) Charlton of Dormont, and Adria Maxwell of Dormont. Also close to her heart were dozens of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and hundreds of friends from school, church and beyond. Rose is the granddaughter of the late Russell and Rose Charlton and the late Robert and Elizabeth J. (Wenger) Thieshen, all of Pittsburgh. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Rachael Charlton. Rose was filled with love for her family, and one night when watching "The Grammys" as a youngster, questioned her mom if it was an "awards show for grandmothers". She enjoyed spending time with her siblings, watching football and hockey and sharing funny stories about parents. Rose was a dedicated and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her cousins were among her dearest friends whom she would give her own life for in an instant. In addition to her family, Rose was an attentive caretaker to everyone around her, especially children and animals. When living away from home, she was known to "Skype" with feline companions (the late) Ginger, Sidney, Duncan, and Oreo; and was a beloved "animal mom" to her late feline, Sabrina, whom Rose would calm on the way to the veterinarian by singing her sweet songs. "Rosey Posey", as she was affectionately known to many, was known for her quick wit, love of well-intentioned sarcasm and her delightful sense of humor. Her contagious laugh will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Rose was a member of Dormont Presbyterian Church, and had many fond memories of pastors and members of the congregation of all ages whom she loved with all of her heart. She demonstrated her love for music and her vocal gifts when a member of the Junior Choir, and made many treasured memories while participating in Youth Group activities as a teenager. She was selected as a delegate to represent her church and Pittsburgh Presbytery at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium. To share her spiritual side and her love of the Bible, Rose embarked on a 17-day a mission trip to Alaska where she joined friends in teaching Vacation Bible School to underprivileged children. Her dream and most passionate goal in life was to one day have a family and children of her own. Rose also enjoyed reading devotionals, crafting handmade jewelry and "creeping" on Facebook, where she joyfully kept in constant touch with family and friends. She was so very proud of her first love, her devoted and loving father, and was a loving best friend and confidant to her adoring mother who will forever hold her in her heart and look forward with hope to the day when they meet again. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. 412.531.4000. Friends welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15216 from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Dormont Presbyterian Church, 2865 Espy Ave., Pittsburgh 15216. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Angel Ridge Animal Rescue (www.angelridgeanimalrescue.org) 390 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301. Please add or view tributes at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2013
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