Rose M. Hermanski

Rose M. Hermanski, 91, a resident of Forty Fort, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 18, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, after a brief illness.

Her beloved husband was the late Enoch Hermanski, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2008. Together, Enoch and Rose celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Born on June 15, 1921 in Plains, Rose was the daughter of the late John and Mary Chabalo. Prior to her retirement, Rose was employed as a seamstress for the former Akers Fashions, Swoyersville. In her earlier years, Rose worked as a seamstress for the former Rosmar Manufacturing, Wilkes-Barre.

A faithful Catholic, Rose was a longtime member of the former Holy Name/Saint Mary's Parish Community, Swoyersville. After the closing of her parish this past June, Rose became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Rose was a detailed homemaker throughout her life. She enjoyed taking an active role in various home-improvement projects and also enjoyed gardening around her home. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and working on puzzles.

Family was the center of Rose's life and she cherished every moment she had with her loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Though her presence will be greatly missed, she leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, hard-working values, creativeness, resourcefulness and patience.

In addition to her parents, John and Mary Chabalo, and her husband, Enoch, Rose was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Hermanski, and her brothers, Joseph Chabalo, Frank Chabalo and Stanley Chabalo.

Rose is survived by her children, Rose Hermanski, of California; Joann McGovern and her husband Michael, of Easton, and Robert Hermanski, of Forty Fort; her grandchildren, Greg Hermanski and his wife, Becky, of California; Stacey Steele and her husband, Jamie, of New Jersey; her great-grandson, Graham Hermanski, of California; numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Rose M. Hermanski an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rose's memory to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 21, 2013