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Rosann Marie Kinsman


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rosann Marie Kinsman Obituary
ROSANN MARIE KINSMAN
Rosann Kinsman passed away February 9, 2017 in Riverside, Calif- ornia, peacefully and surrounded by her children. She was born June 1, 1924 in East Chicago, Indiana, to Michael and Anne (Reppa) Pihulic. She graduated from Washington High School in 1941.
Rosann married then LT (USA) John M. Kinsman in 1946 and moved to Germany where they lived until 1950. During that time, they traveled throughout Europe, including to Rome, where they had a private audience with Pope Pius XII. Subsequent postings included Fort Benning (GA), Fort Rucker (AL), Fort Sam Houston (TX) and Schofield Barracks (HI). Upon MAJ Kinsman's retirement, in 1961, the family moved to Riverside. John and Rosann owned Union 76 service stations there until opening The Bear Flag Cafe in 1982.
A lifelong faithful Catholic, Rosann was active in the community and with the Newman Sponsors of UC Riverside. Rosann and John sponsored dinners and events to support the Newman Center.
Rosann and John were married for 38 years until John's death in 1985. After his death, Rosann divided her time between her children in Houston, Texas and Riverside. She was a loving and attentive mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be remembered for her optimism, compassion and grace, her warm and beautiful smile, her quick wit and frequent laughter, and her beautifully creative mind. She will be missed by family and friends.
Rosann was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Richard and Michael, and her sister, Elaine.
Rosann is survived by her son Michael (Cleta); daughter Candice (Lonnie); son Jonathan (Shoshana); daughter Mimi (Robert); son Sam (Martha); son Chris; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Community Care and Rehabilitation Center, and One Care Hospice for the kindness shown to our mother.
There will be a Rosary at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, March 2nd at the Newman Center, 105 West Big Springs Road, Riverside. Interment at the Riverside National Cemetery will be at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rosann Kinsman's name to the Newman Sponsors of UC Riverside at the above address.
Arrangements are under the direction of Preston and Simons, Riverside.
May God bless our mother and keep her within His love.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2017
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