On July 30, 2021, Rose Vrana, 90 years young, passed through the Pearly Gates, and entered the Kingdom of Heaven.
Rose was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Born August 30, 1930 in New Brighton, Rose was the daughter of the late Anton and Barbara Klemen, and birth mother Rosa (Kisic) Klemen. Rose was a former employee of the Economy Supermarket, and a cook at the New Brighton S.O.I.
Rose married the love of her life Clement Vrana in September 1954, and enjoyed 55 wondrous years together till his passing in December 2009. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Barbara Brozich, Goldie Vukich, and brothers, Anthony Klemen, Charles Klemens, and Jack Samarin.
Rose is survived by two children, a daughter, Pamela Jordan, New Brighton, and a son, Steven, New Brighton, with whom she resided. Grandchildren Mark Jordan, Stephanie (Mathew) Wozniak, and Kevin (Casie) Jordan, and great-granddaughter, Emery Rose Jordan, a sister, Antionette Vassalo, two special nieces, Mary Ann Bender and Anita Smith, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday, from 3-7pm, in the J&J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 3rd Ave, New Brighton, and Tuesday from 9am until the time of prayers at 9:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am, in the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, formerly Holy Family Catholic Church, 521 7th Ave, New Brighton, with Father Tom Kredel.
When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand; that an angel came and called my name and took me by my hand, The angel said my place was ready in Heaven Far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home, for God looked down and smiled at me and told me "Welcome Home." So when tomorrow starts without me, do not think I am far apart, for every time you think of me, I am right here in your heart.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Autism Connection of PA, 711 Bingham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
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