Rose Marie (Sherinsky) Stewart

Rose Marie Sherinsky Stewart, 79, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at The Meadows in Dallas.

Born in Harding on Aug. 31, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose Pacovsky Sherinsky. Rose Marie and her mom shared the same birthday: August 31.

Rose Marie served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as staff sergeant. She also was a senior flight attendant for Eastern Airlines out of Miami.

She was married to Thomas W. Stewart, who preceded her in death in August 1999. Together they traveled the world but always loved coming home to Pennsylvania. After their retirement, they moved to Mountain Shadows in Chattanooga, Tenn. Recently, Rose Marie moved back home to Pennsylvania.

Rose Marie had an unconditional love for dogs, especially her Profit, then Molly and Waggles. She always was seen walking through Mountain Shadows with one of her dogs or one of the many neighbors' dogs for which she cared.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, Tom, were her brothers, Vince, Edward and Alex; and sisters, Mary, Helen and Leona Graboski.

Rose is survived by her brother, Joseph M. Sherinsky and his wife, Joan, West Pittston; sister-in-law, Ann Sherinsky; and niece and caregiver, Barbara Sherinsky, Exeter. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the staff at The Meadows in Dallas and Hospice of the Sacred Heart, along with Dr. Boonin and Mary Jo Grimes for the exceptional care they gave to Rose Marie.

A special thanks to her longtime best friend, Fay Perry, and to Dick King. A special thanks also to her devoted friends, Julia and Mack Parker, Maria and Mike Wright and Karen Peoples in Chattanooga. Thanks also to longtime friends Linda and Bill Scott of Indiana, John Marks and Cheryl Graziani.

"Brother Joe, for the last time, I Y S."

There were no calling hours.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 4, 2013