Rose A. Garbic, 97, of 112 Catalina Road, and formerly of 304 Depot Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, following a short illness.
She was born November 22, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York a daughter of the late Ottavio and Carmela Trio Cornelio.
On June 20, 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late George M. Garbic, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1993.
Mrs. Garbic was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She worked at Stackpole Carbon Company for a number of years and then cooked for many years at several local restaurants. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Wehler and her companion Ken Rusciolelli of St. Marys and Theresa, Mrs. Richard Fox of Woodsboro, Md.; a son David Shope and his companion Joyce Kennedy of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Josephine Martin of St. Marys, Mary, Mrs. Harry Bauer of St. Marys, and Irene Hnath of St. Marys; a brother, Albert Cornelio of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Wehler; a daughter-in-law, Janice Shope; a grandson at birth; a great-granddaughter, Emily Kunes in early childhood; two brothers, Antonio and Orester Cornelio; and two sisters, Theresa Feldbauer and Helen Cornelio.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose A. Garbic will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, on Monday, April 8, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Elk Regional Health Center, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com .