|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1912|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2010|
Rosemary (Rose) Dermitt, died September 13, 2010, at Valley View Retirement Center in Boise. Rose was born one month prematurely on July 12, 1912, in Perry, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Mogor, both from Hungary. Her mother wrapped Rose in flannel and put her in a shoebox in the wood cook stove warming oven, where she spent the first month of her life. Perhaps that is why she lived so long and so well. A member of the National Honor Society, she graduated from Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio, and after taking business classes from the Std. Ext. University of Chicago, she worked for the law firm of Pollock, Brady, Malley, and Lennon. Three years later she went to work for the superintendent of the power department at the Diamond Alkali Company. She married her first husband in 1940 and had three daughters: Susan Irene, Linda Kay, and Sharon Louise. That marriage ended in divorce, and in 1953, she married Edward Dermitt, who adopted her three girls. In 1956, they moved to New York to work for General Electric in Utica, where she was secretary to the office procedures manager of the Sidewinder Missile Program. She was employed for the next ten years, until her retirement in 1970, by the General Dynamics Corporation in Rochester, NY. Her dream had been to be an executive secretary, and in 1964, she began working as an executive secretary for the director of marketing on the Apollo Ships Program in Quincy, MA, then in the F-111 Program in Ft. Worth, Texas. Rose was known for many years by her Christmas cookies. For thirty-eight years she baked cookies to give to friends and family; some years she averaged four-thousand cookies. At age 91, she still was making 1,500. She was an avid reader, sweeps staker and traveler for many years. She visited all US states, as well as Canada and Mexico; and in 2003 she traveled to Budapest and Magyargenc, Hungary, for the first time to visit relatives on her father's side. After enjoying excellent health from many years, Rose fell in 2009, and for the past year she has lived in the assisted living side of Valley View where she continued to have family and many friends visit her - bringing her cookies and candy. She was known for her "sweet tooth," sometimes eating candy or dessert at every meal. Rosemary died of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ed; her sons-in-law Rae Witherill and Richard Landgraf; daughter Sharon Dermitt; brother Joseph Mogor; stepdaughter Emily Schultz; a grandson; four aunts; three uncles; and two brothers-in-law. Donations may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch or the Shriner's Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church located at 2981 E. Boise Ave. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. Any condolences and tributes can be left at www.relyeafuneralchapel.com Idaho Statesman, November 4, 2010
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Linda Rodgers
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87201311
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