Rose Marie Hanicak, 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born September 12, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Yedinak) Kaftanich. Prior to her retirement, Rose was a registered nurse for Mercy Hospital and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and funeral choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hanicak; and sisters, Katherine Lindamood, Dorothy Faix and Eleanor Zuber. She is survived by her sons, Donald J. Hanicak and his wife, Nancy, Robert P. Hanicak, Kenneth L. Hanicak and his wife, Robin, John E. Hanicak and his wife, Julie; daughter, Karen L. Foster and her husband, William; grandchildren, Tanna and Christopher, Cassandra and Jeff, Sasha and Tyler, Scott, Dakota and Chris; and great-grandchildren, Camryn, Triston, Colby, Grayson and Avery. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Interment will be private in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mount Vernon, NY 10551-0598 in memory of Rose Marie Hanicak. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published May 13, 2019.