Rosanna M. Felix
John W. Keffer Funeral Home, Inc.
2114 West Market Street
York, PA
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.

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Monica and family, Please accept my condolences on your loss. Your Mother was a gem. I taught with her at Central for many years and appreciated her time and energy that she gave to the school and students. She will be remembered for so many wonderful things she did for the school and especially enjoyed the Art assembly with the many, many cows. It has been wonderful to have reunited on Facebook for the last few years. She was Excelsior!
Joanne Heintz
July 27, 2021
Please accept my sympathy. I am from Reading and I worked with Rosanna in fundraising at Lutheran Social Services in both York and Lititz. She was a true professional. Sorry for your loss.
Renee Dietrich
July 27, 2021
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the love of others and your memories
Denice DeAntonio
July 27, 2021
Monica and Family, we are so sorry. Your mother was a wonderful woman who gave so much time and energy with a great deal of love to everyone and especially to her students at CCHS. She was a mentor to me when I started teaching there. She always encouraged me and she always tried to see the humor in situations. That always made me feel better. When I was in charge of the scenery for the "Broadway Shows" they had, students would tell me about when Mrs. Felix was the director and how great the shows were then. I thought that was the highest praise coming from the people in the wings who were there for all the practices and performances. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Terry and Bob Bates
Terry and Bob Bates
July 26, 2021
I´m sorry to learn of Mrs Felix´s passing I had her in class at CCHS. May she rest in peace
Rick joachim
July 24, 2021
Monica and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Rosanna since I was a child (she was a friend of my parents) and she later became my high-school teacher. When she moved to York, we became great friends. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Maryann (Heckman) Tran
July 23, 2021
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