Date of Passing: October 23rd, 2019leave a condolence read condolences
Rosa Chomycz, 90, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Magnolia House at Sitrin Health Care Center, with her family by her side. She was born November 17, 1928, in Germany, the daughter of George and Marguerite Koch Aschenbrenner and received her education there. Rosa was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica and was a member of the Young at Heart, New Hartford. In her younger years, she traveled back to Germany to visit family and many other countries in Europe. She also spent much time in Canada with friends. Rosa traveled much of our country on senior bus trips and with her family. She crocheted many blankets, hats and booties that were donated to Aids babies and nursing home residents. Later in life she enjoyed her home, sitting on the front porch and visiting with friends. She embraced her German heritage by sharing her love for its music, cooking and dance. She is survived by five daughters, Roswitha Sierak of Utica, Laura and Gerald LePage of Boonville, Mary Burgess and James Nicolette of Frankfort, Linda and David Serth of New Hartford and Patricia Gotte and William King of Fort Plain; a stepson, Lenny and Elaine Gotte of Oneida; 18 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; and her special friend at Magnolia, Mary Durso, "We Made the Paper". She was predeceased by her daughter, Elisabeth Kruger; and three sons-in-law, William Sierak, William Kruger and Paul Burgess. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica. The family will greet friends following the Mass. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Magnolia House for all their wonderful care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a charity of your choice. Arrangements are with Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.
Thank you for all the love and kindness you gave to us all over the years. I always felt cared for. My love and condolences to all of the girls and their families. Also to my dad. RIP Rosa fly high
Grandma Rosa was a very special lady, many thoughts and prayers to her family and friends during this difficult time.
Mike and Barb Pellegrino
11 - 7 Aide Magnolia House. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Rosa will be missed. It was such an honor to know Rosa such an amazing person.
Death brings pain that time can only heal,
No words could ease what we truly feel;
But with God, her joy is eternally sealed,
And cherish her memories that death can't even steal.
Lift up a smile for she is already in the paradise.
Rest in Peace Rosa. <3
Lenny & Elaine
You will always be in my heart and on my mind. Love you today and always. I will be lost without you. I will miss you my mother, my friend.