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Rosemary K. Flajnik
May 1, 1948 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Rosemary K. Flajnik, age 75, un- expectedly passed away on January 4, 2024, in her Rochester home. Born on May 1, 1948, in Rochester, Rosie was the beloved daughter of Albert and Nada Flajnik. She was predeceased by her loving parents. Rosie attended St. Cecilia Catholic grade and elementary school in Rochester PA before transitioning to Mount Gallitzin, an all-girls Catholic High School in Baden. She continued her education at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in audiology. Rosie furthered her studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a Master's Degree in Early Education. Rosie started her career as an audiologist for PSEA Beaver County. During this time, she also served on the Hopewell School Board. Rosie left the world of education and started a long and prosperous career at Staples where she retired after 24 years. She also was a loving caregiver for her mother, Nada. Rosie was a dedicated member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church (now Our Lady of the Valley), Where she served on multiple committees, especially working with youth groups. Her faith was an integral part of her life, and her commitment to the church was unwavering. In the 1970s Rosie was the organizer of the St. Cecilia contemporary music group, performing at Masses and throughout.
Beaver County in various venues. Rosie is survived by her brother, Martin (Susan) Flajnik of Ellicott City, MD, and her sister, Christine (Ish) Rivera. She also leaves behind three nieces, Ariel (Alfred) Flajnik-Plitt, Natalia Rivera, Amanda Rivera, and one nephew, Miguel Rivera. Rosie was also a cherished godmother to many. The funeral arrangements are being handled by I and J Spratt Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Rosie's life and bid her farewell, Saturday, January 13, from 9am until the Mass of Christian burial at 10am, in the Our Lady of the Valley, St. Cecilia Parish, Rochester.
Private inurnment will follow the service at St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery. In memory of Rosie, her family kindly requests donations to be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church (now Our Lady of the Valley) in Rochester, PA. Rosie's warm presence, kind heart, and unwavering faith will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.