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Rose A. Washko

November 18, 1938 - November 16, 2010
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***NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE LOCATION AND TIME*** Rose A. Washko nee Suarez, age 71 of Portage, IN, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010 peacefully at home. Rosie was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Church in Portage. She was a former employee of US Steel Gary Works with over 40 years of service inContinue Reading

Scott Moore left a message on December 1, 2010:
Like other members of my family have already eloquently stated, we can't thank God enough for the blessing he gave us all in Rosie. We can't thank you all enough for sharing her with us over the years. Only those of us who were lucky enough to know her can truly understand how words fail miserably in describing her jubilant, inspiring personality. She was a rare type of person who radiated a contagious joy to all those around her. You could not help but be positive and happy in her presence. You could not help but want to hug her and laugh with her. She was truly the light in every room in which she found herself. Can anyone think of a better legacy? Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know that the hardest part of Rosie's passing for her must be seeing all of you sad, and hope that with God's help she can shine some light back down upon you to brighten your lives again while you anxiously wait to be reunited with her.
Joe and Carole Festa left a message on November 21, 2010:
WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU, YOU'LL BE MISSED GREATLY. SEE YOU IN HEAVEN..........
Cheryl Hoke left a message on November 18, 2010:
Dear Steve and Yolanda, I was so sad to hear of Rosie's passing. All of you have been such dear friends to my parents, Carle and Mary Keever, over the years. You seem more like family than friends. Rosie had such a contagious smile; I'll always remember that about her. May you feel the comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during this difficult time.
Larry & Mel Reibly left a message on November 17, 2010:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We will miss our dear sweet Rosie!
Richard L. Moore left a message on November 17, 2010:
Steve,Yolanda,and the entire Suarez family, You have my deepest sympathy.I can't believe this happened yet.We have been such close friends over the years. You have meant so much to me and my family. You helped me make it through many tough days at work. You always made sure to be there for many of our family functions.We will truly miss your ever smiling face and your extremely positive attitude on life.Now you will be in a better place--the place you worked so hard to earn. Thank you so much for being such a great, loving friend. May you rest in peace.
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Jennifer Festa left a message on November 17, 2010:
My sincere condolences to Steve and to Rosie's family and friends. You are in my thoughts and in the prayers of my family.
Richard L. Moore left a message on November 17, 2010:
Steve,Yolanda,and the entire Suarez family, You have my deepest sympathy.I can't believe this happened yet.We have been such close friends over the years. You have meant so much to me and my family. You helped me make it through many tough days at work. You always made sure to be there for many of our family functions.We will truly miss your ever smiling face and your extremely positive attitude on life.Now you will be in a better place--the place you worked so hard to earn. Thank you so much for being such a great, loving friend. May you rest in peace.
Shari Frank left a message on November 17, 2010:
Steve and Yolanda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this extremely sad time. When my Dad called and told me last night, I was in total shock. Rosie sounded great when I talked to her Sunday. She was truly one of a kind. Her outgoing, upbeat personality was unbelievable. She always had a smile on her face. I will always treasure the memories of our friendship. Even though we went back and forth over the Portage red and the Merrillville purple, I always knew that Steve and Rosie would be up in the bleachers cheering me on. There is no doubt in my mind, that Rosie is up in heaven rejoicing with family and friends that have gone before us. I love you Rosie and miss you so much already! Thanks for being such a great friend to the entire Moore family.
Randy Moore left a message on November 17, 2010:
Dear Steve and Family...and to you Rosie as you listen from a much better place, As another one of the Moore family as well as a person who had the benefit of Rosie in my time at US Steel, I feel the loss, but so much more the Blessing of having Rosie in my life. God gives us all the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around us. Rosie was right at the top in bringing an incredible level of happiness and joy radiating not only to those of us who were able to directly experience her, but also Rosie then working through us as we could touch the lives of others in positive ways. I'll never forget the smiles, the hugs, and the love that Rosie shared with me and so many others. Steve, no one can understand the loss in your life unless they have experienced the same, but the loss is felt by so many, in different ways, because of how much she meant to all. Rosie, and I know you are listening from above...Thanks for making my life better. Very sincerely, Randy
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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