Age 89, resident of Coronado Healthcare Center of Phoenix, Arizona and former Resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1923, daughter of John and Frances Roward.
While in Erie she was employed at General Electric Co. Later she moved to California and then to Phoenix, Arizona where she was employed at Diamond’s Dept. Store.
Rose Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wilson E., and an infant daughter Judith Marie. Also 3 sisters, Frances Ayers, Mary Ellen Gasper and Barbara Spizarny, and one brother John Roward Jr. She is survived by 1 daughter, Carolyn Ahrens (Herb) of Erie, Pennsylvania; 5 grandchildren; Michael Wingerter, Cindy Englert (John), Brian Wingerter, Debbie Anderson (Ron) of Hermitage, Pennsylvania and Christopher Wingerter (Shannon); 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and a few nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paradise Sunset Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of her cremation. No visiting hours will be observed. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.Print This Obituary & Condolences