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Rose Marie Pogirski, 88 – Educator and Traveler

Rose Marie C. Pogirski, 88, of West West Terrace passed away Monday, January 27th, at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, NY with her son Michael, by her side.

Rose was born in Pottsville, Pa. on April 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Rose (Burda) and Boley  Domaleski.

She was the widow of Walter A. Pogirski. She was a member of Saint Matthew the Evangelist Church,Minersville, and the former St. Stanislaus Kostka Church of Minersville.  She was a graduate of Bloomsburg University. She was a former member of the Delta Kappa Gamma LKay Women Educators.

She was an educator having taught for 25 years. Rose spent the last year and a half of her life living with her son Michael J. Pogirski and his companion, Joann M. Burns.

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Rose enjoyed traveling to Europe, South America, Iceland, Hawaii, as well as numerous other destinations. She was a lover of Broadway shows, the ballet, playing golf, music, reading, getting manicures and going to the Senior Center in Derby NY.  Rose was instrumental in founding the Magic Fingers Craft Club in 1982. She was a member of the Pottsville Hospital Auxiliary, the former Pottsville Club Auxiliary, and the Womens Golf League at Hidden Valley.

In addition to her parents and her husband , Walter, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Domaleski, and a nephew Mark David Domaleski.

Rose is survived by her son, Michael J Pogirski, and his companion, Joann M. Burns of Angola, NY.

Rose is also survived by a grandson, Michael A., husband of  Evette A. Pogirski of Ashland. A granddaughter, Maura R. Pogirski, Ashland.

Rose was looking forward to becoming a Great Grandmother in March of 2020.  Rose was loved by many in both Pennsylvania & New York.

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All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. in Minersville. Additionally  from 7:00 to 9:30 am Saturday at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, at Saint Matthew the Evangelist in Minersville.

Interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the St.  Matthew the Evangelist Memorial fund.

Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc.  Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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