Rose Malanowski, of Brunswick, formerly of Adena, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012. She was born on September 8, 1922 to Joseph and Mary (Zonkoski) Faldowski in Dillonvale. Her sense of humor and caring will be missed by her family and friends.
Rose wed Louis Malanowski and they were married a month short of 58 years. She was a crane operator in a steel mill during WWII. Rose was a 4-H advisor for several years in Adena and was the foster mother to 10 children. No one was a stranger in her home, where she honored and fed each guest. Rose was a member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick and was a contributing member of Saint Casimir Church in Adena. Rose was employed by the Buckeye Local School District, where she worked for many years, having retired in 1982. She spent her more recent years reading, writing letters, and appreciating nature.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Crane (Gregory) of Brunswick; and her son, James R. Malanowski, Ph.D (Lorene) of Madison, Georgia; and her grandchildren, Kyle Crane (Teri), Travis Crane (Ruth), Deena Gerber (SMG Dennis), and Emily Malanowski. She was very proud of her great grandchildren, Spencer Crane, Ryan, Ben, and Gavin Crane, and Dagen and Dennison Gerber. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Rusiecki (John, deceased) of Dillonvale. Rose will also be missed by her Eastern Ohio relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, John, Frank, Joseph, Mike, Bill and Philip Faldowski; and her sisters, Mary Ann Spear and Francis Banal. She was also preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Colleen Crane.
Rose’s family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staffs at Plum Creek Assisted Living and the Willowood Care Center for providing a loving and enjoyable home for Rose.
Friends will be received Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Borkoski Funeral Home of Adena, Ohio, from 9 A.M. until 10:15 A.M, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:30 A.M., at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Adena. Monsignor John Kolesar will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir Catholic Church, 221 Hanna Ave., Adena, OH 43901.