Rosanna M. Felix
York - Rosanna M. Felix, 81, entered into rest Wednesday July 21, 2021 at Spriritrust Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Felix.
A visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. 2114 West Market Street in York. The celebration of life service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Chaplains McMackin and Steinhilberger officiating. Reception to follow at the Gladfelter Center at Spiritrust Lutheran on Sprenkle Drive. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Mrs. Felix was born March 6, 1940 in Wilkes Barre, PA, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Stem) Krivenko. She was a graduate of Misericordia College in Dallas, PA earning her BA in Education. Her first career was teaching, having spent 20 years as a Social Studies teacher at Reading Central Catholic. During her time there she advised many different extracurricular activities but her time spent directing the annual musical that gave her the most joy. Towards the end of her teaching career she started the Alumni Association and was introduced to the world of fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was the start of her second career as a professional fundraiser.
Rosanna earned her certification as a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive). She was employed by Lutheran Services Northeast as Director of Annual Giving and then Director of Development. She then became Executive Director at Spiritrust Lutheran. She was honored with being named Fundraising executive of the year by the Northeast chapter of NSFRE (National Society of Fundraising executives).
Rosanna is survived by a daughter Monica A. Laird and her husband John K., Jr.; grandchildren Joshua A. Laird, and Jeremiah D. Laird; brothers John Krivenko and his wife Gail, Thomas Krivenko and his wife Diana, Robert Krivenko and his wife Tina; nieces, nephews, and loving extended family. She was preceded in death by a grandson Timothy A. Laird.
Memorial contributions may be made to: https://www.wellspan.org/about/philanthropy/wellspan-york-health-foundation/ https://www.spiritrustlutheran.org/philanthropy/ways-to-give/ https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/
Published by York Daily Record from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2021.