Rose Moldovan
February 03, 1913 - August 03, 2011
Rose Moldovan of Madison Heights died August 3, 2011, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was 98 years old. Rose was born February 3, 1913, in Romania, to Flora (nee Toth) and John Saprony.

Rose was very active at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for many years. She cooked in the kitchen until she was 90 years old and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Rose worked for the Visiting Nurses in East Chicago, Indiana and made over one thousand blankets and slippers for convalescent homes.

As Rose would say “since parting is such sweet sorrow, I’ll say good-bye today, for I won’t be here tomorrow.”

Rose is survived by her daughter, Florence “Keko” Olsowy, son, John T. Moldovan, and grandsons, Michael (Jennifer) Olsowy and Nick (Katey) Olsowy. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Emily, Blake, Cameron, and Arianna, sister, Helen Savage, many nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law, Marie Saprony, Viola Margaret and Mary Moldovan. Rose is preceded in death by her sister, Marge Kriston and brothers, Nick and Jay Saprony.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 3-8pm with prayers at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 20521 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Saturday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit.

Memorials appreciated to St. John the Baptist Church.
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We lost the most wonderful woman in the world. I was lucky to share life with her. She touched so many people lives in a positive way. So sorry for the families loss. Love, Paula

Paula Lang

The Flora Koernke family extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Moldovan family. We hope to see you during the visitation.

Florence Koernke Nolan

Aunt Rose never, ever had an unkind word to say about anyone. She spoke very mildly, softly and always with sincerity. As children, we always enjoyed eating the delicious cookies and treats she baked from scratch. Too bad we all get older and the family drifts apart. I haven't had the opportunity like I did as a child to be embraced by such a wonderful woman. Bless you in heaven, as you deserve to be there.

Janet Moldovan

I have nothing but the fondest memories of spending summers with Aunt Rose, Uncle John, Keko, and John. Aunt Rose could make each day an adventure for an eight-year old--from Palmer Park to Hudson's, to her welcoming home! These memories are a gift I will always cherish.

Mark Kriston

Dear Mrs.Moldovan,What a wonderful gift God gave us with you and Mr.Moldovan and your family growing up in Detroit as neighbors.I will always remember you and how kind you were to us as children. May God continue to bless your family and when we get to Heaven I hope God gives us you as neighbors again.

Senior Chaplain Tim Simon and Family

Aunt Rose...I'll never forget the wonderful memories of being at your home on Davison with you, Uncle John, Keko and Johnny.........smelling the aroma of something wonderful cooking was always in the air and I still have the beautiful blanket you knitted for my first born daughter, as always Aunt Rose made something special for everyone and I'm sure God has a special gift waiting for you!!!....

Nancy (Moldovan) Maniaci

Dear Keko & family, Your beautiful mother and grandmother will be greatly missed. She had such a gentle soul, one like no other. She was kind, calm, and caring. That says it all. I'm so glad I got to see her on July 12th. She was smiling, as usual. May you rest in peace dear Rose.

Diane Ardito & family

Dear Keko & John-Our sincere sympathy to you on your loss. May God grant Aunt Rose eternal peace and rest. Jon & Marilyn Pierce

Jon S. Pierce

I have known Rose for over 25 years. Rose was a very special person with a golden character. She was kind and humble, never said an unkind word about anyone and never complained. The smile you see she had always and for everyone. She will be missed by many. A prayer for her: O my God!O thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions! Verily, I beseech The to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment and have ascended to the spiritual world. O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses,dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount. 'Abdu'l-Baha, son of Baha'u'llah (The Glory of God)

Raphaela Pantaleo

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