O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Rose Seitz

Rose Seitz, 93, of Liberty Street, Salamanca, passed away Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, following a long illness, at Olean General Hospital.

Born July 19, 1925 in Salamanca, Rose was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Sperone Sartori. Rose was married on May 18, 1946 at the former St. Patrick’s Church, Salamanca, NY, to Paul Joseph Seitz, who predeceased her on November 12, 1978.

She was a graduate of Salamanca Central High School, Class of 1944, and then from Olean Business Institute, Olean, NY.

Rose was employed as a manager at Simmon’s Cable Television until her retirement in 1992. Prior to that, she was a dental assistant for Dr. Fedell in Salamanca.

She served as the Salamanca chairperson for the American Cancer Society from 1979 thru 1992. She was most fond of the “Daffodil Days” drive each year. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish and the Alter and Rosary Society. She also served as the Girl Scout troop leader at St. Pat’s in the 1960’s. Rose was a member of the Salamanca Lionette’s, the Woman of the Moose, Scout, and various other organizations.

Rose enjoyed spending her time with her family, particularly her six grandsons and her sisters. She especially enjoyed spending time at the ocean with them. She was a very loving and giving person. She was always willing to get involved and help out. Her final act of generosity was to donate her body to the University of Buffalo Medical School. She always felt she was a walking medical anomaly, and she was!

She is survived by a son, Paul M. (Diane) Seitz, of Wilmington, NC, a daughter, Julianne (John Haley) Studd, of Salamanca; six grandsons, Jordan (Briana) Nelsen, Rutherford County, NC, Jake (Melissa Montiel) Nelsen, Charleston, SC, Julian Nelsen, Salamanca, NY, Troy Studd, Chico, CA, Tyler (Julia McCabe) Studd, Angola, NY, and Nicholas Seitz, Hudson Valley, NY; four great-grandchildren, Chad, Dillon, and Lauren Rose Nelsen, Rutherford County, NC, and Madison Rose Studd, Angola, NY; three sisters, Mecanna Metzler, Salamanca, Louise Kolkowski, Olean, and Thersia Piscitelli, West Seneca, NY; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, John, Louis, James, and Joseph Sartori.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY, with Deacon Michael Anderson, officiating.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to juvenile diabetes or juvenile cancer charities.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.