Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:10 AM
NEW JERSEY - Rosemary K. Andreano (nee Kahle) died peacefully at home on July 29, surrounded by her family. Rosemary was a resident of Putnam County for the first 27 years of her life, before relocating to New Jersey upon her marriage. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vincent (Jim) Andreano. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Also surviving are daughter Elise Mundrick and husband Frank; daughter Terri Catini Malloy and husband Jim Malloy; son Jim and wife Kathy; daughter Janice and husband Ron Tolomeo; daughter Lauren; daughter Rosemarie Erickson and husband Paul; brother John Kahle and wife Catherine; and brother-in-law Bob Wurth.
She leaves behind grandchildren Amy Giesler and husband Jon; Sarah Mundrick and husband Jorge Collazos; Michelle Violante and husband Lou; Matt Andreano and wife Tatjana; Joe Andreano; Kevin Andreano and wife Elizabeth; Melanie and Ryan Tolomeo; Carolyn and Andrew Cutillo; Chris Erickson and husband Mike Pfeffer; and Steven, Leann and Thomas Erickson. She also leaves behind great-grandchildren Carson and Autumn Giesler; and Michael, Nicholas and Gianna Violante; as well as many nieces and nephews both in Ohio and New Jersey. She was predeceased by son Michael in 1974, and sister Martha Wurth in 2004.
Born in Kalida on Oct. 16, 1922, she was active in her community. With her sister Martha she started the 4-H Sew and Sew Club which is active to this day. She was educated at Mary Manse College where she was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society, and upon graduation began her teaching career in Deshler. During World War II, she met Jim while he was stationed with the Navy in Toledo, and the couple married in 1950. They moved to his hometown of Paterson, N.J., and later to Totowa, where they raised their family of seven children. She continued her teaching career at St. Bonaventure's in Paterson, and Anthony Wayne Jr. H.S., where she taught Spanish, Latin, and English. She earned a Master's Degree in education at Montclair State University while teaching full-time and raising her family. After her retirement, she continued to remain active in caring for her grandchildren. Her family and her faith were the most important parts of her life. Inspired by this strong faith, she lived her life always thinking of others.
Rosemary was a kind, giving, gracious and loving woman, and was the heart of her family. She never lost her affection for her Putnam County home. She maintained a Putnam County residence to which she frequently returned. She and her family spent many happy summers on the family farm. The family wishes to thank all who offered support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family Promise of Passaic County, PO Box 1356, Wayne NJ 07474.