Rose Zabrowski, 87, of Greenfield Twp., died Thursday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was the wife of Walter Zabrowski Sr. They were married on June 26, 1948.
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Born Jan. 1, 1926, in Mayfield, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Telep Hameza. She was a graduate of the Greenfield Twp. High School and before retirement had been employed for 30 years in the spring division at Sandvik Steel, South Abington Twp. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield. She was a lifetime member of the ladies auxiliary of the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 7251, Throop, and the ladies auxiliary of the Greenfield Twp. Fire Company.
She was an avid gardener who enjoyed sharing the vegetables from her garden with family and friends. Rose was an excellent baker who made delicious pies. She enjoyed walking and exercise and remained active until her most recent illness. She was always kind to others and had a beautiful smile. She was always the first to welcome any new neighbors with either some home-baked treats or some vegetables from her garden.
The family would like to send a very special thank you to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, especially Lisa Molinaro and Melissa Cordaro, for their kind and compassionate care given to Rose and her family; and a special thank you to Dr. James Sheerer.
She is survived by a daughter, Carole McAndrew, Clarks Summit; two sons, Ronald Zabrowski Sr. and wife, Ann, Greenfield Twp.; and Walter Zabrowski Jr. and wife, Mary Ellen, Montdale; five grandsons, Ronald Zabrowski Jr. and wife, Melissa; Jason Zabrowski and wife, Elizabeth; Walter Zabrowski III, Daniel Zabrowski and Bryan Zabrowski; four great-grandchildren, Ronald III, Christo- pher, Katie and Evan Zabrowski; a sister, Irene Tardosky, Chambersburg; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Wells; and two brothers, William and Nicholas Hameza.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill St., Mayfield, by the Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John Sorochka. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Twp. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church Tuesday morning.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford. Parastas will be at 7.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For directions, to send online condolences or to view her online scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on May 4, 2013