Rosalie A. Carr, born January 5, 1934, died Saturday, September 29, 2012, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was the daughter of William B. and Rosella E. (Krauss) Carr and grew up in Sylvania, Ohio.
Rosie attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania. She graduated from the former Burnham High School (Sylvania) in 1951, as well as Mary Manse College in 1955, (Toledo) with a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Spanish and English education.
Rosie began a teaching career in Paulding County, while also heading the school library and directing school plays. She furthered her education by attending the National Defense Education Act Institute, through Purdue University, in Tucuman, Argentina, where she lived for one year. Rosie earned her Masters Degree in Teaching at Purdue University in 1965. She attended classes at the University of New Mexico and the Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico City, where she lived for one year. Rosie also spent one year in Valencia, Spain, where she furthered her studies.
Rosie returned to Sylvania in 1965, and taught Spanish and English at Northview High School until 1971. She began the career that gave her the most reward in 1975, as a bilingual social worker for the Lorain County Department of Job and Family Services, where she would work until January 2000. Rosie was called back to work in June 2001 and worked until December 28, 2001. She worked tirelessly seven days a week as an advocate for her clients and as a support to all with whom she came in contact. Rosie went on to volunteer at the New Life Hospice Center, until her health worsened.
In addition to her parents, Rosie was preceded in death by her brothers, John M. Carr, James E. Carr, William Carr; and a sister, Claire V. Carr; sisters-in-law, Anna (Krolak) Carr and Marjorie (Marquis) Carr.
She is survived by Lu Ann King; nephews, Martin Carr, Michael Carr, William Carr, John Carr, Robert Carr, and Richard Carr; nieces, Marilyn (Carr) Czerniejewski, Mary (Carr) Welch, and Catherine (Carr) Ingham; as well as many great-nephews and great-nieces.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Sylvania, with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, Rosie asked that memorial offerings be made to New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH, in her name.
Arrangements have been made through Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake.