Cover photo for Rosemary C. Gabanic's Obituary

Rosemary C. Gabanic

ROSEMARY C. GABANIC (nee Toth) age 88, beloved wife for 67 years of George; loving mother of John (wife Cheryl), Julie, George (wife Kathy), Michael, Thomas (wife Colleen), Mary Simko (husband Richard), Robert (wife Susan), Susan Rico (husband Scott), and Lynn Baioni (husband Phillip); devoted grandmother of Dana Perez, Elizabeth Kiel, Angela Orovets, and Paul Orovets, David Gabanic, Katie Gabanic, Drew, Mitch, Michaela, and Ben Gabanic, Samantha, Nick and Anna Rico, Gabby, Genna and Jake Gabanic and Anthony Baioni and great-grandmother to Sophie, Bella, Teddy and Angel Kiel; cherished daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (nee Vanyo) Toth; dearest sister of James Toth (wife Dee Dee) and the late Margaret Kontrad (husband Stephen, deceased) and Joseph Toth (wife Joyce); dear sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt of many.

Rosemary was born on April 30, 1933 in Cleveland and passed away on April 18, 2022. She was a resident of Chesterland since 1972 formerly residing in South Euclid. Rosemary was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for 10 years and previously was a member of St. Anselm Catholic Church. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1951. Rosemary’s love for her family was eternal. She loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas, Florida, California, Colorado or going on a cruise. You could find her playing the slot machines, bingo, or watching an Indians or Browns game, but Rosemary’s most favorite thing to do was to be in the presence of her children and grandchildren, either just visiting, attending a school performance, sports game or beating them at a hand of rummy. She loved baking her cheesecake, apricot torte, pork chops and stuffed cabbage for her family. Everyone in Chesterland remembers Rosemary’s friendly face behind the bakery counter at Giant Eagle for 27 years. Rosemary will be remembered most as an always happy, smiling, positive and friendly social woman. She loved to laugh and loved unconditionally and endlessly. Rosemary was a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother and great-grandmother and was devoted to her Catholic faith. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 25, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 11:30 AM. Burial following at Chester Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Rosemary at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) SUNDAY 1-5 PM.

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